Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group

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Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress

Journal article

Wood, C., Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F., Law, R. and Smyth, N. 2018. Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 31 (2), pp. 135-145.

Hormonal measurement in psychobiological research

Book chapter

Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F. and Smyth, N. 2018. Hormonal measurement in psychobiological research. in: Murphy, P.N. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology London Routledge. pp. 95-108

Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress

Article

Wood, C., Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F., Law, R. and Smyth, N. 2018. Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 31 (2), pp. 135-145.

Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Expert consensus guidelines

Journal article

Stadler, T., Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B.M., Adam, E.K., Jens C. Pruessner, Wüst, S., Dockray, S., Smyth, N., Evans, P., Hellhammer, D.H., Miller, R., Wetherell, M.A., Lupien, S. and Clow, A. 2016. Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Expert consensus guidelines. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 63, p. 414.

Putting the stress on conspiracy theories: examing associations between psychosocial stress, anxiety, and belief in conspiracy theories

Article

Swami, V., Furnham, A., Smyth, N., Weis, L., Ley, A. and Clow, A. 2016. Putting the stress on conspiracy theories: examing associations between psychosocial stress, anxiety, and belief in conspiracy theories. Personality and Individual Differences . 99, pp. 72-76.

Breathlessness and inflammation: relationship and implications

Article

Ryan, R., Spathis, A., Clow, A. and Booth, S. 2016. Breathlessness and inflammation: relationship and implications. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative care. 10 (3), pp. 242-248.

The role of peer physical activity champions in the workplace: a qualitative study

Article

Edmunds, S. and Clow, A. 2016. The role of peer physical activity champions in the workplace: a qualitative study. Perspectives in Public Health. 136 (3), pp. 161-170.

Relationship between post-awakening salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion in healthy participants

Article

Ramachandran, N., Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Eardley, A.F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2016. Relationship between post-awakening salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion in healthy participants. Stress. 19 (2), pp. 260-263.

Use of Salivary Diurnal Cortisol as an Outcome Measure in Randomised Controlled Trials: a Systematic Review

Article

Ryan, R., Booth, S., Spathis, A., Mollart, S. and Clow, A. 2016. Use of Salivary Diurnal Cortisol as an Outcome Measure in Randomised Controlled Trials: a Systematic Review. Annals of Behavioural medicine. pp. 1-27.

Hair cortisol concentrations in relation to ill-being and well-being in healthy young and old females

Article

Smyth, N., Bianchin, M., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Kirschbaum, C., Stalder, T. and Clow, A. 2016. Hair cortisol concentrations in relation to ill-being and well-being in healthy young and old females. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 102, pp. 12-17.

The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on daily cortisol secretion

Article

Chellew, K., Evans, P., Fornes-Vives, J., Pérez, G. and Garcia-Banda, G. 2015. The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on daily cortisol secretion. Stress. 18 (5), pp. 538-544.

Reduced memory skills and increased hair cortisol levels in recent Ecstasy/MDMA users: significant but independent neurocognitive and neurohormonal deficits

Article

Downey, L.A., Sands, H., Jones, L., Clow, A., Evans, P., Stalder, T. and Parrott, A.C. 2015. Reduced memory skills and increased hair cortisol levels in recent Ecstasy/MDMA users: significant but independent neurocognitive and neurohormonal deficits. Human Psychopharmacology. 30 (3), pp. 199-207.

Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: expert consensus guidelines

Article

Stalder, T., Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B.M., Adam, E.K., Pruessner, J.C., Wüst, S., Dockray, S., Smyth, N., Evans, P., Hellhammer, D.H., Miller, R., Wetherell, M.A., Lupien, S., Clow, A. and Jens C. Pruessner 2015. Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: expert consensus guidelines. Psychoneuroendocrinology. PNEC (63), pp. 414-432.

Detailed time course of the cortisol awakening response in healthy participants

Article

Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Detailed time course of the cortisol awakening response in healthy participants. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 62, pp. 200-203.

Post awakening salivary cortisol secretion and trait well-being: The importance of sample timing accuracy

Article

Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Post awakening salivary cortisol secretion and trait well-being: The importance of sample timing accuracy. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 58, pp. 141-151.

Anxious attachment style predicts an enhanced cortisol response to group psychosocial stress

Article

Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Oskis, A., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Anxious attachment style predicts an enhanced cortisol response to group psychosocial stress. Stress. 18 (2), pp. 143-148.

The cortisol awakening response predicts same morning executive function: results from a 50-day case study

Article

Law, R., Evans, P., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F. and Clow, A. 2015. The cortisol awakening response predicts same morning executive function: results from a 50-day case study. Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress. 18 (6), pp. 616-621.

Day differences in the cortisol awakening response predict day differences in synaptic plasticity in the brain

Article

Clow, A., Law, R., Evans, P., Vallence, A.M., Hodyl, N.A., Goldsworthy, M.R., Rothwell, J.R. and Ridding, M.C. 2014. Day differences in the cortisol awakening response predict day differences in synaptic plasticity in the brain. Stress. 17 (3), pp. 219-223.

The biological impact of living with chronic breathlessness – A role for the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis?

Article

Ryan, R., Spathis, A., Clow, A., Fallon, M. and Booth, S. 2014. The biological impact of living with chronic breathlessness – A role for the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis? Medical Hypotheses. 83 (2), pp. 232-237.

State variation in the cortisol awakening response

Article

Law, R., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2013. State variation in the cortisol awakening response. Stress. 16 (5), pp. 483-492.

Knowledge of lung cancer symptoms and risk factors in the UK: development of a measure and results from a population-based survey

Journal article

Simon, A.E., Juszczyk, D., Smyth, N., Power, E., Hiom, S., Peake, M.D. and Wardle, J. 2012. Knowledge of lung cancer symptoms and risk factors in the UK: development of a measure and results from a population-based survey. Thorax. 67 (5), pp. 426-432.

Practice Nurses' views of their role in the management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalagic Encephalitis: a qualitative study

Journal article

Chew-Graham, C., Dixon, R., Shaw, J.W., Smyth, N., Lovell, K. and Peters, S. 2009. Practice Nurses' views of their role in the management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalagic Encephalitis: a qualitative study. BMC Nursing. 8 (2).


People

Clow, Angela

Professor


Evans, Phil

Emeritus Professor


Flynn, Maria

Research Fellow


Smyth, Nina

Senior Lecturer


Thorn, Lisa

Senior Lecturer