- BA(Hons) Sport Studies and History, West London Institute of Higher Education 1986
- PGCE Physical Education and History, West London Institute of Higher Education 1987
- MSc Physical Education and Sports Science, Loughborough University 1988
- PhD (funded by the British Heart Foundation), Loughborough University 1993
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2015
- Professor of Exercise Metabolism (from 1 September 2016), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
- Chair: Loughborough University Ethics Review Sub-Committee (from February 2023)
- Associate Dean – Research, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (2016 to 2022)
- Associate Dean – Enterprise, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (2011 to 2016)
- Reader in Exercise Metabolism, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (2010 to 2016)
- Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (2006 to 2010)
- Lecturer, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (1999 to 2006)
- Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1993 to 1999)
- Cardiovascular disease risk
- Lipid metabolism
- Physical activity
Selected research grants
- £26.1M awarded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) for the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. December 2022 to November 2027. Principal Investigator: Professor Melanie Davies. DJ Stensel is a Co-investigator.
- £7.4M awarded by the Wellcome Trust in October 2021 for the Leicestershire Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Doctoral Training Programme (LHIIP). Principal Investigator: S Singh. Co-investigators: J Barratt, K Brown, W Green, K Khunti, C Lawson, G McCann, S Siddiqui, DJ Stensel.
- £10k awarded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in April 2020 for a ‘hot topics’ nutrition workshop: Understanding the impact of physical activity transitions on appetite regulation. Principal Investigator: DJ Stensel. Co-investigator: C Plateau.
- £1.4M awarded to Loughborough University by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) as part of the Lifestyle Theme of the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). April 2017 to March 2022. Professor Melanie Davies (University of Leicester) is the Director of the Leicester BRC. Principal Investigator at Loughborough University: DJ Stensel. Co-investigator MP Lewis.
- Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Obesity (July 2021 to present)
- Professor of Exercise Metabolism, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan (April 2021 to present)
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong (August 2022 to present)
- Member of the Scientific Committee for the British Nutrition Foundation (March 2015 to present)
- Stensel DJ,Hardman AE and Gill, JRM (Editors) (2022) Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. (3rd Edition) Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London.
- Dera AM, Shen T, Thackray AE, Hinton EC, King JA, James L, Morgan PS, Rush N, Miyashita M, Batterham RL, Stensel DJ (2023) The influence of physical activity on neural responses to food cues in humans: a systematic review of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105247.
- Thackray AE, Hinton EC, Alanazi TM, Dera AM, Fujihara K, Hamilton-Shield JP, King JA, Lithander FE, Miyashita M, Thompson J, Morgan PS, Davies MJ, Stensel DJ (2023) Exploring the acute effects of running on cerebral blood flow and food cue reactivity in healthy young men using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Human Brain Mapping. 44:3815-3832. doi: 10.1002/hbm.26314.
- Thackray AE and Stensel DJ (2023) The impact of acute exercise on appetite control: current insights and future perspectives. Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2023.106557.
- Stensel DJ (2023) How can physical activity facilitate a sustainable future? Reducing obesity and chronic disease. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. doi: 10.1017/S0029665123002203.
- Roberts MJ, Thackray AE, Wadley AJ, Alotaibi TF, Hunter DJ, Thompson J, Fujihara K, Miyashita M, Mastana S, Bishop NC, O’Donnell E, Davies MJ, King JA, Yates T, Webb D, Stensel DJ (2023) Effects of acute walking on endothelial function and postprandial lipaemia in South Asians and white Europeans. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003098.
- Bishop NC, Burton JO, Graham-Brown MPM, Stensel DJ, Viana JL, Watson EL (2023) Exercise and chronic kidney disease: potential mechanisms underlying the physiological benefits. Nature Reviews Nephrology. doi: 10.1038/s41581-022-00675-9.
- Sargeant JA, King JA, Yates T, Redman EL, Bodicoat DH, Chatterjee S, Edwardson CL, Gray LJ, Poulin B, Waheed G, Waller HL, Webb DR, Willis SA, Wilding JPH, Khunti K, Stensel DJ, Davies MJ (2022) The effects of empagliflozin, dietary energy restriction, or both on appetite-regulatory gut peptides in individuals with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity: the SEESAW randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. doi: 10.1111/dom.14721.
- Dorling JL, Clayton DJ, Jones J, Carter WG, Thackray AE, King JA, Pucci A, Batterham RL, Stensel DJ (2019) A randomized crossover trial assessing the effects of acute exercise on appetite, circulating ghrelin concentrations, and butyrylcholinesterase activity in normal-weight males with variants of the obesity-linked FTO rs9939609 polymorphism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 110: 1055-66. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz188.
- Goltz FR, Thackray AE, King JA, Dorling JL, Atkinson G, Stensel DJ (2018) Individual responses of appetite to acute exercise: A replicated crossover study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50: 758-68.
- Douglas, JA, King JA, Clayton, DJ, Jackson, AP, Sargeant JA, Thackray AE, Davies MJ, Stensel DJ (2017) Acute effects of exercise on appetite, ad libitum energy intake and appetite regulatory hormones in lean and overweight/obese men and women. International Journal of Obesity. 41: 1737-44.
- Alajmi N, Deighton K, King JA, Reischak-Oliveira A, Wasse LK, Jones J, Batterham R, Stensel DJ (2016) Appetite and energy intake responses to acute energy deficits in females versus males. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48: 412-420.
- Wasse LK, Sunderland C, King JA, Batterham RL, Stensel DJ (2012) The influence of rest and exercise at a simulated altitude of 4000 m on appetite, energy intake and plasma concentrations of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112: 552-9.
- King JA, Wasse LK, Ewens J, Crystallis K, Emmanuel J, Batterham RL, Stensel DJ (2011) Differential acylated ghrelin, peptide YY3-36, appetite and food intake responses to equivalent energy deficits created by exercise and food restriction. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 96: 1114-21.
- Broom DR, Batterham RL, King JA, Stensel DJ (2009) Influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY in healthy males. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 296: R29-R35. Scientific American podcast: http://www.sciam.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=different-exercise-affects-appetite-08-12-12
- Miyashita M, Burns SF, Stensel DJ (2008) Accumulating short bouts of brisk walking reduces postprandial plasma triacylglycerol concentrations and resting blood pressure in healthy young men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 88: 1225-31.
- Broom DR, Stensel DJ, Bishop NC, Burns SF, Miyashita M (2007) Exercise induced suppression of acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 102: 2165-71.