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Dr Toby Mundel Exercise/Thermal Physiology, Exercise Science

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

I find the human body, its capability, and its ability to adapt absolutely fascinating! I teach and research how exercise, environmental stressors (e.g. extreme temperature and altitude, reduced hydration and sleep) and agents affecting the central nervous system (e.g. stimulants and analgesics) affect the human body. End goals include improved physical and cognitive performance and reduced risk to health, as well as a better understanding of the contributing mechanisms.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84538
    Location: 2.12, PTC
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Birmingham (2006)
  • BSc (Hons) - University of Birmingham (2002)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Integrative Human Physiology

Exercise Physiology

Temperature Regulation

Heat Stress

Hydration and Drinking

Research Opportunities

  • Postgraduate Research  (Any time) Self-funded students looking to conduct research theses in the area of human temperature regulation especially as it relates to exercise are welcome.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000):
Exercise Physiology (110602): Human Biophysics (111602): Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Physiology (111600):
Physiology (060600):
Systems Physiology (111603)

Keywords

Thermoregulation

Hydration

Sleep

Stimulants

Exercise

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 13
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Mündel, T. (2017). Nicotine: Sporting Friend or Foe? A Review of Athlete Use, Performance Consequences and Other Considerations. Sports Medicine. , 1-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Machal, M., Cochrane, DJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2017). A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Investigating the Effects of Nicotine Gum on Strength, Power and Anaerobic Performance in Nicotine-Naïve, Active Males.. Sports Med Open. 3(1), 5
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T.
Lei, TH., Stannard, SR., Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Cotter, JD., & Mündel, T. (2017). Influence of menstrual phase and arid vs. humid heat stress on autonomic and behavioural thermoregulation during exercise in trained but unacclimated women. Journal of Physiology. 595(9), 2823-2837
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Perry, B., Stannard, S.
McLeay, Y., Stannard, SR., Mundel, T., Foskett, A., & Barnes, M. (2017). Effect of alcohol consumption on recovery from eccentric exercise induced muscle damage in females. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 27(2), 115-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Foskett, A., Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Mündel, T., Nalivaiko, E., Kent, S., Maloney, SK., & Vetter, I. (2016). How hot is it Down Under?. Temperature (Austin). 3(3), 355-357
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Che Jusoh, MR., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2016). Sago supplementation for exercise performed in a thermally stressful environment: Rationale, efficacy and opportunity.. Temperature (Austin). 3(3), 384-393
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Che Jusoh, MR., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2016). Sago supplementation for recovery from cycling in a warm-humid environment and its influence on subsequent cycling physiology and performance.. Temperature (Austin). 3(3), 444-454
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Che Muhamed, AM., Atkins, K., Stannard, SR., Mündel, T., & Thompson, MW. (2016). The effects of a systematic increase in relative humidity on thermoregulatory and circulatory responses during prolonged running exercise in the heat.. Temperature (Austin). 3(3), 455-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Mündel, T., Raman, A., & Schlader, ZJ. (2016). Head temperature modulates thermal behavior in the cold in humans.. Temperature (Austin). 3(2), 298-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Sarker, S., Mündel, T., Coleman, GL., Chapman, CL., Sackett, JR., . . . Johnson, BD. (2016). Hemodynamic responses upon the initiation of thermoregulatory behavior in young healthy adults.. Temperature (Austin). 3(2), 271-285
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Che Jusoh, MR., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2016). Physiologic and performance effects of sago supplementation before and during cycling in a warm-humid environment.. Temperature (Austin). 3(2), 318-327
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Schlader, ZJ., Sarker, S., Mundel, T., Coleman, GL., Chapman, CL., Sackett, JR., . . . Johnson, BD. (2016). Control of Skin Blood Flow at the Boundaries of the Thermal Comfort Zone: 2891 Board #5 June 3, 1: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 48(5 Suppl 1), 809
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Black, M., Moyen, NE., & Perry, B. (2015). Summer heat stress and strain during outdoor running in Aotearoa New Zealand. Extreme Physiology and Medicine. 4(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Hill, S., & Legg, S. (2015). Hypohydration per se affects mood states and executive cognitive processing: Results from a face-valid model for studying some consequences of 'voluntary dehydration'. Extreme Physiology and Medicine. 4(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Hill, S., Legg, S., Mundel, T.
Muendel, T. (2013). Evidence for anticipatory regulation mediated by drink temperature during fixed intensity exercise in the heat - Reply from Toby Mundel (vol 92, pg 469, 2007). EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY. 98(4), 970-970
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Perry, BG., Bear, TLK., Lucas, SJE., & Mündel, T. (2016). Mild dehydration modifies the cerebrovascular response to the cold pressor test. Experimental Physiology. 101(1), 135-142
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Bear, T., Philipp, M., Hill, S., & Mündel, T. (2016). A preliminary study on how hypohydration affects pain perception. Psychophysiology. 53(5), 605-610
[Journal article]Authored by: Hill, S., Mundel, T., Philipp, M.
Mündel, T., Carter, JM., Wilkinson, DM., & Jones, DA. (2016). A comparison of rectal, oesophageal and gastro-intestinal tract temperatures during moderate-intensity cycling in temperate and hot conditions. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 36(1), 11-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Legg, SJ., Gilbey, A., Hill, S., Raman, A., Dubray, A., Iremonger, G., . . . Mündel, T. (2016). Effects of mild hypoxia in aviation on mood and complex cognition. Applied Ergonomics. 53, 357-363
[Journal article]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Hill, S., Legg, S., Mundel, T.
Legg, SJ., Gilbey, AP., Hill, SR., Ramen, A., Dubray, A., Iremonger, G., . . . Mundel, T. (2015). Effects of mild hypoxia in aviation on mood and complex cognition. Applied Ergonomics. (0003-6870), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Hill, S., Legg, S., Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Perry, BG., Ainslie, PN., Thomas, KN., Sikken, ELG., Cotter, JD., . . . Lucas, SJE. (2015). Postexercise orthostatic intolerance: Influence of exercise intensity. Experimental Physiology. 100(8), 915-925
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Che Jusoh, MR., Morton, RH., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2015). A reliable preloaded cycling time trial for use in conditions of significant thermal stress. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 25(S1), 296-301
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Dent, JR., Edge, JA., Hawke, E., McMahon, C., & Mündel, T. (2015). Sex differences in acute translational repressor 4E-BP1 activity and sprint performance in response to repeated-sprint exercise in team sport athletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 18(6), 730-736
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Moyen, NE., Mündel, T., du Bois, AM., Ciccone, AB., Morton, RH., & Judelson, DA. (2014). Increasing humidity affects thermoregulation during low-intensity exercise in women. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine. 85(9), 905-911
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Moyen, NE., Mündel, T., du Bois, AM., Ciccone, AB., Morton, RH., & Judelson, DA. (2014). Increasing humidity affects thermoregulation during low-intensity exercise in women. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine. 85(9), 905-911
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Legg, S., Hill, S., Gilbey, A., Raman, A., Schlader, Z., & Mündel, T. (2014). Effect of Mild Hypoxia on Working Memory, Complex Logical Reasoning, and Risk Judgment. International Journal of Aviation Psychology. 24(2), 126-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Hill, S., Legg, S., Mundel, T.
Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Raman, A., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mündel, T. (2013). Middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity in response to lower body positive pressure. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Feng, S., Tatkov, S., & Schneider, H. (2013). Mechanisms of nasal high flow on ventilation during wakefulness and sleep. Journal of Applied Physiology. 114(8), 1058-1065
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Perry, BG., Jusoh, MRC., Hodges, LD., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2013). Human temperature regulation when given the opportunity to behave. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 113(5), 1291-1301
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L., Mundel, T., Perry, B., Stannard, S.
Muendel, T., & Machal, M. (2012). Oral Nicotine Administration Affects Muscular Force and Anaerobic Performance but Not Vertical Power. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 44, 810-810
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Legg, S., Hill, S., Mundel, T., Gilbey, A., Schlader, Z., & Raman, A. (2012). Could mild hypoxia impair pilot decision making in emergencies?. Work. 41(SUPPL.1), 198-203
[Journal article]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Hill, S., Legg, S., Mundel, T.
Da Silva, RP., Mündel, T., Natali, AJ., Filho, MGB., Alfenas, RCG., Lima, JRP., . . . Marins, JCB. (2012). Pre-game hydration status, sweat loss, and fluid intake in elite Brazilian young male soccer players during competition. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(1), 37-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Simmons, SE., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). Skin temperature as a thermal controller of exercise intensity. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 111(8), 1631-1639
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Schlader, ZJ., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). Is peak oxygen uptake a determinant of moderate duration self-paced exercise performance in the heat?. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 36(6), 863-872
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Schlader, ZJ., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). Evidence for thermoregulatory behavior during self-paced exercise in the heat. Journal of Thermal Biology. 36(7), 390-396
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Skein, M., Duffield, R., Edge, J., Short, MJ., & Mündel, T. (2011). Intermittent-sprint performance and muscle glycogen after 30 h of sleep deprivation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43(7), 1301-1311
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). Exercise and heat stress: Performance, fatigue and exhaustion - A hot topic. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45(1), 3-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Mündel, T. (2011). To drink or not to drink? Explaining "contradictory findings" in fluid replacement and exercise performance: Evidence from a more valid model for real-life competition. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45(1), 2
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Simmons, SE., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). The independent roles of temperature and thermal perception in the control of human thermoregulatory behavior. Physiology and Behavior. 103(2), 217-224
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Schlader, ZJ., Raman, A., Morton, RH., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2011). Exercise modality modulates body temperature regulation during exercise in uncompensable heat stress. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 111(5), 757-766
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Silva, RP., Mündel, T., Natali, AJ., Filho, MGB., Lima, JRP., Alfenas, RCG., . . . Marins, JCB. (2011). Fluid balance of elite Brazilian youth soccer players during consecutive days of training. Journal of Sports Sciences. 29(7), 725-732
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Schlader, ZJ., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2010). Human thermoregulatory behavior during rest and exercise - A prospective review. Physiology and Behavior. 99(3), 269-275
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Mündel, T., & Jones, DA. (2010). The effects of swilling an l(-)-menthol solution during exercise in the heat. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 109(1), 59-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Cox, J., & Jones, D. (2010). Exercise, heat stress and the interleukin-6 response: Support for temperature-mediated neuroendocrine regulatory mechanisms. Medicina Sportiva. 14(3), 96-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Silva, RP., Mündel, T., Altoé, JL., Saldanha, MR., Ferreira, FG., & Marins, JCB. (2010). Preexercise urine specific gravity and fluid intake during one-hour running in a thermoneutral environment - a randomized cross-over study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 9(3), 464-471
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Betteridge, S., Mündel, T., & Stannard, S. (2010). The effect of pseudoephedrine on self-paced endurance cycling performance. European Journal of Sport Science. 10(1), 53-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T., Stannard, S.
Schlader, ZJ., Mündel, T., Barnes, MJ., & Hodges, LD. (2010). Peak cardiac power output in healthy, trained men. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 30(6), 480-484
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Hodges, L., Mundel, T.
Mündel, T. (2008). Exercise heat stress and metabolism. Medicine and Sport Science. 53, 121-129
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Simmons, SE., Mündel, T., & Jones, DA. (2008). The effects of passive heating and head-cooling on perception of exercise in the heat. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 104(2), 281-288
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T. (2007). Reply from Toby Mündel [2]. Experimental Physiology. 92(2), 469
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Bunn, SJ., Hooper, PL., & Jones, DA. (2007). The effects of face cooling during hyperthermic exercise in man: Evidence for an integrated thermal, neuroendocrine and behavioural response. Experimental Physiology. 92(1), 187-195
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., & Jones, DA. (2006). Effect of transdermal nicotine administration on exercise endurance in men. Experimental Physiology. 91(4), 705-713
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., Hooper, PL., Bunn, SJ., & Jones, DA. (2006). The effects of face cooling on the prolactin response and subjective comfort during moderate passive heating in humans. Experimental Physiology. 91(6), 1007-1014
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Mündel, T., King, J., Collacott, E., & Jones, DA. (2006). Drink temperature influences fluid intake and endurance capacity in men during exercise in a hot, dry environment. Experimental Physiology. 91(5), 925-933
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.
Carter, J., Jeukendrup, AE., Mundel, T., & Jones, DA. (2003). Carbohydrate supplementation improves moderate and high-intensity exercise in the heat. Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology. 446(2), 211-219
[Journal article]Authored by: Mundel, T.

Book

Powers, SK., Howley, ET., Cotter, J., Pumpa, K., Leicht, A., Rattray, B., . . . Jong, XJD.(2014). Exercise Physiology. Sydney: McGraw-Hill
[Authored Book]Authored by: Mundel, T.

Conference

Black, MJ., Perry, BG., Cochrane, DJ., & Mundel, T. (2016). Aerobic capacity and efficiency: does the addition of heat stress induce greater improvements than exercise alone?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Physiology 2016. Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Black, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Mundel, T., Black, M., Moyen, NE., & Perry, BG. (2015). Summer heat stress and strain during outdoor running in Aotearoa New Zealand. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Environmental Ergonomics. (pp. 39 - 39). : International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Black, M., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Barnes, MJ., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mundel, T. (2013). Middle cerebral artery blood velocity in response to dynamic upright resistance exercise: effect of load and repetition. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Union of Physiological Sciences 2013. Birmingham, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Perry, BG., Raman, A., Schlader, ZJ., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mundel, T. (2013, February). Cerebral haemodynamic response to graded lower body positive pressure. Presented at International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.Edited by: Mundel, T.
Perry, BG., Lucas, SJE., Schlader, ZJ., & Mundel, T. (2011). The effects of the diving reflex on cerebral blood flow whilst supine with and without mild heat stress: A pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Physiology 2011
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mundel, T., Perry, B.

Thesis

Perry, BG. (2014). The effects of rapid and prolonged changes in blood pressure on cerebral blood flow in healthy humans.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Perry, B.Edited by: Mundel, T.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 10/2009 - 03/2010 - Unilever R&D, UK
    The Facts About Sweating.

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • German
    Last used: Periodically
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Average
  • French
    Last used: Occasionally
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 3
CoSupervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Beverly Tan - PhD
    Does Hydration Status Affect Pain? A Psychophysiological Study.
  • Joseph Lei - PhD
    Acute responses and chronic adaptions to exercise with dry and humid heat: effects of biological sex and menstrual phase

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Mohd Rahimi Bin Che Jusoh - PhD
    The Effect of Sago Supplementation for Exercise in a Warm- Humid Environment
  • 2014 - Blake Graeme Perry - PhD
    The Effect of Rapid and Prolonged Changes in Blood Pressure on Cerebral Blood Flow in Healthy Humans
  • 2011 - Zachary Joseph Schlader - PhD
    Human Behavioral Temperature Regulation: An Exercise Approach

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2012 - Matthew John Barnes - PhD
    The effects of acute alcohol consumption on recovery & performance

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