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Biography

Helen joined the University of Winchester in April 2008 after nearly four years living and working in New Zealand. Helen gained her BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Bath in 2004 and immediately took up a post as Sport and Exercise Science Laboratory Manager at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Whilst working full-time at Massey, Helen studied part-time for a MSc in Sport Science with a thesis focusing on the creation of a Netball simulation. She teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is a registered supervisor for the BASES-Supervised Experience programme.

Helen most recently provided sport science support to a National League Rugby Union club and a cross-Atlantic rowing team. Helen is Chair of Academic Development for the Faculty of Business, Law & Sport. She is a BASES-accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist, Chartered Scientist, and a Level Three ISAK anthropometrist. She has also provided sport science support for various clients including Professional and club-level football, club-level netball and various triathletes and cyclists, and was involved in a National Talent Identification programme in New Zealand.

Helen has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Areas of expertise

Sport and Exercise Physiology and Research Methods

Publications

  • Ryan-Stewart H, Cotterill S, and Jobson S. (2015). The impact of technical error of measurement on somatotype categorisation. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33: s37-8.
  • Ryan, H., and Jobson, S. (2014). The relation between somatotype and maximal 30-s cycle ergometer sprint performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32 (S2), p.97.
  • Power, C., Deacon, R., Neupert, E., Ryan H., and Jobson, S. (2014). Reliability of the Biosen C-Line Sport.  Journal of Sports Sciences, 32 (S2), p.96-97
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Shafe, L., Wright, J., & Ryan, H. (2014). Physical activity and the Nintendo Wii: A psycho-physiological approach. The Sport Journal (online).
  • Yff, B. Lomax, M., Ryan, H. and Jobson, S.A. (2009) The impact of a cycling time trial and body position on pulmonary function in triathletes. Journal of Sports Sciences 27 (S2):S106
  • Brown, S.J. and Ryan, H.J. (2006). Performance measures of trained New Zealand masters cyclists. In: Proceedings of the III Annual New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference, p. 36. Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
  • Brown, S.J., Ryan, H.J. and Brown, J.A. (2007). Age-associated changes in VO2 and power output: a cross-sectional study of endurance trained New Zealand cyclists. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, 477-483.
  • Brown, S.J., Ryan, H. and Brown, J.A. (2007). Non-invasive measures of cardiac autonomic control following high intensity exercise in endurance trained older male cyclists. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 35, 28-34.
  • Ryan, H.J., Walmsley, A. and Foskett, A. (2007). Development of a netball performance test (part I): position-specific trends in match intensity. In: Proceedings of the IV Annual New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference, p. 77. Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
  • Brown, S.J., Ryan, H. and Brown, J.A. (2007). Autonomic regulation of tachycardia during recovery from exercise. In: Proceedings of the IV Annual New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference, p. 36. Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
  • Brown, S.J., Ryan H. and Brown, J.A. (2007). Predicting the anaerobic threshold from capillary blood lactate and the V-slope. In: Proceedings of the IV Annual New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference, p. 90. Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
  • Ryan, H.J. and Brown, S.J. (2006). Age-related performance of trained New Zealand cyclists. In: Proceedings of the III Annual New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference, p. 112. Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
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