Paul is a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist who has extensive experience providing physiological testing and training programme support to world class athletes in several sports such as, athletics, tennis, football, cycling, and motor sport. Paul teaches on the BSc sport science programme and is the author of the popular textbook Advanced Personal Training: Science to Practice.
Areas of expertise
- Exercise physiology
- Optimising body composition
Teaching and supervision
- Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (MSc, PGDip)
- Physical Activity and Health Promotion (BSc (Hons), DipHE, CertHE)
- Sport and Exercise Science (BSc (Hons))
- Exercise physiology
- Applied Practice
- Lab techniques
- Physiology of human movement
Paul teaches on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science programme and supervises BSc and MSc dissertation students. Paul also mentors post-graduate and BASES supervised-experience students working in the human performance laboratory. This applied work experience has facilitated students in acquiring employment within applied sport and exercise science roles.
Paul has led and assisted with research projects across a range of subjects, such as high-intensity interval training and wearable fitness technology. Paul has published research within academic journals, authored two textbooks and presented his research at various conferences.
Paul's current (PhD) research is focussed on how sleep affects physical performance and fatigue management techniques. The objective of this research is to devise strategies to mitigate performance decrements following periods of sleep disruption and circadian rhythm misalignment. Paul is currently working with a specialist military group to deliver research and insights on methods to measure sleep and detect sleep related fatigue.
Hough PA, North JS, Patterson SD, Pedlar CR, 'Monitoring athletes sleep: a survey of current trends amongst practitioners'
Journal of Sport and Exercise Science 5 (4) (2021) pp.277-284
ISSN: 2703-240X eISSN: 2703-240XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hough P, 'Case Study: The effects of a three-week restricted carbohydrate diet on exercise metabolism and performance of three cyclists. '
Trends in Sport Science 3 (25) (2018) pp.117-125
ISSN: 2299-9590 eISSN: 2391-436XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hough P, Glaister M, Pledger A, 'The Accuracy of Wrist-worn Heart Rate Monitors across a Range of Exercise Intensities. '
Journal of Physical Activity Research 2 (2) (2017) pp.112-116
ISSN: 2576-1919 eISSN: 2574-4437Abstract Published here
Memberships of professional bodies
- British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Paul provides sport/exercise science support to professional and amateur athletes, members of the public, and external organisations. He advises the media on a range of subjects relating to sport and exercise science and frequently contributes to programmes on national TV.