Dr Stacy T Sims
Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: MSc, PhD
Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences of heat and/or altitude stress, recovery, genetics, and nutrition to moderate adaptive responses for performance.
Researching and applying practical sport science to elite professional athletes: Implementing specific cooling and heat adaptation strategies, hydration practices, and overall nutrition to improve performance outcomes and overall health.
Researching and applying modifications of elite athletic practices to obese sedentary individuals; improving exercise tolerance and overall clinical outcomes.
Author of ROAR: "Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology."- Rodale Publishing
Exercise physiological and nutrition science research, focussing specifically on stressors (heat, hydration, hypoxia) and sex differences. Major physiological systems of interest are fluid balance, thermoregulation, epigenetics, neuro-endocrine interactions, and non-pharmaceutical interventions to promote adaptations and health. Major modulating factors of interest are fitness, sex differences, and high performance.
Miles, C., Mayo, B., Beaven, C., McMaster, D., Sims, S., Hebert-Losier, K., & Driller, M. (2019). Resistance training in the heat improves strength in professional rugby athletes. Science and Medicine in Football. doi:10.1080/24733938.2019.1566764
MacKay, K., Schofield, K., Sims, S., McQuillan, J., & Driller, M. (2019). The validity of resting metabolic rate (RMR)-prediction equations and reliability of measured RMR in female athletes. International Journal of Exercise Science, 12(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss2/22/ Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12554
Belval, L. N., Hosokawa, Y., Casa, D. J., Adams, W. M., Armstrong, L. E., Baker, L. B., . . . Wingo, J. (2019). Practical hydration solutions for sports. Nutrients, 11(7). doi:10.3390/nu11071550
Schofield, K. L., Thorpe, H. A., & Sims, S. T. (2019). Myths and Methodologies: Resting metabolic rate prediction equations and the validity to assess energy deficiency in the athlete population.. Experimental physiology. doi:10.1113/ep087512
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Elite Athletes; Exercise; Extreme/Alternative Sports; Gender; Health; Performance; Physical Education; Race and Gender in Sport; Sport Science; Women and Gender Studies
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