Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group

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Endurance exercise reduces cortisol in Parkinson's disease with mild cognitive impairment

Journal article

Smyth, N., Skender, E., David, F.J., Munoz, M.J., Fantozzi, G., Clow, A., Goldman, J.G. and Corcos, D.M. 2019. Endurance exercise reduces cortisol in Parkinson's disease with mild cognitive impairment. Movement Disorders. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1002/mds.27719

The health impact of nature exposure and green exercise across the life course: a pilot study

Journal article

Wood, C. and Smyth, N. 2019. The health impact of nature exposure and green exercise across the life course: a pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. pp. 1-10. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/09603123.2019.1593327

Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control

Journal article

Smyth, N., Flynn, M., Rajcani, J., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L., Wood, C., Golding, J., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2019. Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control . Psychoneuroendocrinology. 104, pp. 185-190. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.02.028

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. doi:10.1080/10615806.2017.1390083

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

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Journal article

Booth, S., Ryan, R., Clow, A., Smyth, N., Sharpe, S. and Spathis, A. 2018. Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1. Cancer Nursing Practice. 17 (5). doi:10.7748/cnp.2018.e1484

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. doi:10.1080/10615806.2017.1390083

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. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.10.010

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. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.084

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. doi:10.1097/SPC.0000000000000229

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. doi:10.1177/1757913915600741

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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2016.1146671

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. doi:10.1007/s12160-015-9753-9

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. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.03.001

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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2015.1053454

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. doi:10.1002/hup.2474

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. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.10.010

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. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.08.011

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. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.04.019

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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2015.1021676

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

Journal 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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2015.1076789

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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2014.905533

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. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2014.04.011

State variation in the cortisol awakening response

Journal 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. doi:10.3109/10253890.2013.817552

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. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200898

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). doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-2


People

Clow, Angela

Professor


Evans, Phil

Emeritus Professor


Flynn, Maria

Research Fellow


Smyth, Nina

Senior Lecturer


Thorn, Lisa

Senior Lecturer