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Associate Professor Toby Mundel PhD, FPhysiol

Associate Professor

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.


Contact details

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


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Birmingham (2006)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, The Physiological Society (Fellow) (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.


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)







Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 5 20
Team Member 0 1

Consultancy and Languages


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


  • 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

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 2 4
Co-supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Huixin Zheng - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Female Endurance Athlete: Heat, Hepcidin and Health
  • Beverly Tan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effects of hypohydration and menstrual phase on pain.

Co-supervisor of:

  • Anja Fricke - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mechanical and physiological implications of mini-trampoline jumping in the elderly community

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Tze-Huan Lei - Doctor of Philosophy
    Human temperature regulation during exercise in the heat: effects of the menstrual cycle and ambient thermal profile
  • 2016 - Mohd Che Jusoh - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Effect of Sago Supplementation for Exercise in a Warm- Humid Environment
  • 2014 - Blake Perry - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Effect of Rapid and Prolonged Changes in Blood Pressure on Cerebral Blood Flow in Healthy Humans
  • 2011 - Zachary Schlader - Doctor of Philosophy
    Human Behavioral Temperature Regulation: An Exercise Approach

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2012 - Matthew Barnes - Doctor of Philosophy
    The effects of acute alcohol consumption on recovery & performance

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