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Angela Hillman

Angela Hillman
Assistant Professor
Grover Center E158
Athens Campus


  • BS, Exercise Science, University of New Mexico, 2005
  • MS, Physical Education, University of New Mexico, 2007
  • PhD, Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Hull (UK), 2011

Research/Professional Interests

  • The stress response to exercise in extreme environments and methods of reducing the negative impact on the whole body and performance.
  • Sports nutrition and nutraceuticals, particularly the use of tart cherry and curcumin in reducing inflammation in athletes and clinical populations.
  • Time of day feeding, fasted exercise, gut hormones, and metabolism.
  • Cellular and oxidative stress in cardiopulmonary/at risk patients and how this is affected by changes in hydration status and environment


  • Hillman, A. R., Taylor, B. C., & Thompkins, D. (2017). The effects of tart cherry juice with whey protein on the signs and symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage following plyometric exercise. Journal of Functional Foods, 29, 185-192. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2016.12.026
  • Bachman, J. L., Deitrick, R. W., & Hillman, A. R. (2016). Exercising in the Fasted State Reduced 24-Hour Energy Intake in Active Male Adults. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2016.
  • Straub, A. M., Midgley, A. W., Zavorsky, G. S., & Hillman, A. R. (2014). Ramp-incremented and RPE-clamped test protocols elicit similar VO2max values in trained cyclists. European journal of applied physiology, 114(8), 1581-1590.
  • Hillman, A. R., Turner, M. C., Peart, D. J., Bray, J. W., Taylor, L., McNaughton, L. R., & Siegler, J. C. (2013). A comparison of hyperhydration versus ad libitum fluid intake strategies on measures of oxidative stress, thermoregulation, and performance. Research in Sports Medicine, 21(4), 305-317.
  • Peart, D. J., Kirk, R. J., Hillman, A. R., Madden, L. A., Siegler, J. C., & Vince, R. V. (2013). The physiological stress response to high-intensity sprint exercise following the ingestion of sodium bicarbonate. European journal of applied physiology, 113(1), 127-134.
  • Taylor, L., Hillman, A. R., Midgley, A. W., Peart, D. J., Chrismas, B., & McNaughton, L. R. (2012). Hypoxia-mediated prior induction of monocyte-expressed HSP72 and HSP32 provides protection to the disturbances to redox balance associated with human sub-maximal aerobic exercise. Amino Acids, 43(5), 1933-1944.
  • Hillman, A. R., Vince, R. V., Taylor, L., McNaughton, L., Mitchell, N., & Siegler, J. (2011). Exercise-induced dehydration with and without environmental heat stress results in increased oxidative stress. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 36(5), 698-706.
  • McNaughton, L. R., Siegler, J. C., Keatley, S., & Hillman, A. (2011). The effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on maximal tethered treadmill running. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche, 170(1), 33.
  • Siegler, J. C., McNaughton, L. R., Midgley, A. W., Keatley, S., & Hillman, A. (2010). Metabolic alkalosis, recovery and sprint performance. International journal of sports medicine, 31(11), 797-802.
  • Taylor, L., Midgley, A. W., Chrismas, B., Hilman, A. R., Madden, L. A., Vince, R. V., & McNaughton, L. R. (2011). Daily hypoxia increases basal monocyte HSP72 expression in healthy human subjects. Amino acids, 40(2), 393-401.