Staff Profiles: Dr. Stephen How

Dr. Stephen How

Staff Profile: Dr. Stephen How
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Dr. Stephen How

Dr. Stephen How

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Steve joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2007 after undertaking PhD research at Brunel University. Steve teaches sport and exercise physiology on a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


After undertaking his undergraduate studies Steve recognised that he was still only scratching the surface in his knowledge of human physiology. Consequently, he decided to pursue postgraduate study that ended with the completion of his PhD in 2010. As a physiologist he has a particular interest in lung and respiratory muscle function and has published scientific papers in this area. He is also interested in applying his physiology to 'real world' problems, particularly in the area of exercise-induced asthma diagnosis.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Sports and Fitness Science University of Luton 1998
MSc Sport and Exercise De Montfort University 2002
PhD Physiology Brunel University 2010
PGCert Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2008

Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Sport and Exercise Science

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Steve’s research interests centre on respiratory muscle function and how respiratory muscle fatigue might limit exercise performance. He is also interested in the assessment of lung function particularly in relation to exercise-induced asthma.