Matthew Herring


Contact Details

Lecturer in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
V94 T9PX
T: 0 61 234762
E: matthew.herring@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Matthew Herring joined the PESS faculty in August 2014 as a Lecturer in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. His internationally-recognized transdisciplinary research program uses epidemiological, experimental, and mechanistic approaches to better understand the influence of physical activity dose and acute and chronic aerobic, resistance, and non-traditional exercise for anxiety and depression among preclinical and clinical populations, and the psychobiological underpinnings of those relationships.  He is Director of the Exercise is Medicine Ireland National Centre, Visiting Research Fellow and Steering Committee Member for The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Physical Activity Lead for the Healthy UL Framework, Co-Director of Exercise is Medicine On Campus UL, and Co-Investigator in the Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster of the Health Research Institute.

Dr. Herring's long-term research goals are to: 1) understand the psychobiological mechanisms that link physical activity and exercise to positive changes in anxiety and depression, including the influence of inflammation, the serotonin system, including kynurenines, and central autonomic network activity; 2) longitudinally investigate large, diverse populations to determine the optimal exercise dose for improved anxiety and depression; 3) implement large prospective trials to establish the effects of exercise as an alternative therapy for anxiety and depression in clinical populations; and, 4) understand how and in whom exercise is an effective intervention and to identify impediments to response and adherence.


Research Interests

Dr. Herring's internationally-recognized transdisciplinary research program uses epidemiological, experimental, and mechanistic approaches to better understand the influence of physical activity dose and acute and chronic aerobic, resistance, and non-traditional exercise for anxiety and depression among preclinical and clinical populations, and the psychobiological underpinnings of those relationships.  Ongoing and planned research focuses on potential inflammatory, attentional, and autonomic underpinnings of dynamic relationships between physical activity, exercise, and mental health.  As Director of the Exercise is Medicine Ireland National Centre, Dr. Herring has a keen interest in increased recognition, assessment, and prescription of physical activity as a vital sign for health, and the implementation of regular physical activity and exercise training as personalized medicine.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Exercise for the Management of Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders'
Herring MP (2018) 'Exercise for the Management of Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders' In: Exercise-Based Interventions for People with Mental Illness. London, UK: Elsevier Limited. [Details]
2013 'Physical Activity and Feelings of Fatigue'
Puetz TW, Herring MP (2013) 'Physical Activity and Feelings of Fatigue' In: Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health. London, UK: Routledge. [Details]
2012 'Physical Activity, Fatigue, and Vigor'
O'Connor PJ, Herring MP (2012) 'Physical Activity, Fatigue, and Vigor' In: Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Associations of physical activity with anxiety symptoms and disorders: Findings from the Swedish National March Cohort'
Hallgren M.;Nguyen T.;Herring M.;McDowell C.;Gordon B.;Stubbs B.;Bellocco R.;Lagerros Y. (2019) 'Associations of physical activity with anxiety symptoms and disorders: Findings from the Swedish National March Cohort'. General hospital psychiatry, 58 :45-50 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Physical activity is indirectly associated with pain in college women through associations with somatization and panic disorder symptoms: a cross-sectional study'
O'Connor P.;Herring M.;McDowell C.;Dishman R. (2019) 'Physical activity is indirectly associated with pain in college women through associations with somatization and panic disorder symptoms: a cross-sectional study'. Annals of epidemiology, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Flying on empty - effects of sleep deprivation on pilot performance'
O¿Hagan A.;Issartel J.;Wall A.;Dunne F.;Boylan P.;Groeneweg J.;Herring M.;Campbell M.;Warrington G. (2019) 'Flying on empty - effects of sleep deprivation on pilot performance'. Biological Rhythm Research, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Correlates of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling adults with anxiety in six low- and middle-income countries'
Vancampfort D.;Stubbs B.;Smith L.;Gardner B.;Herring M.;Firth J.;Koyanagi A. (2019) 'Correlates of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling adults with anxiety in six low- and middle-income countries'. Psychiatry research, 273 :501-508 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Associations of self-reported physical activity and depression in 10,000 Irish adults across harmonised datasets: a DEDIPAC-study'
Mc Dowell, CP;Carlin, A;Capranica, L;Dillon, C;Harrington, JM;Lakerveld, J;Loyen, A;Ling, FCM;Brug, J;MacDonncha, C;Herring, MP (2018) 'Associations of self-reported physical activity and depression in 10,000 Irish adults across harmonised datasets: a DEDIPAC-study'. Bmc Public Health, 18 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The effects of pilates on mental health outcomes: A meta-analysis of controlled trials'
Fleming, KM;Herring, MP (2018) 'The effects of pilates on mental health outcomes: A meta-analysis of controlled trials'. Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 37 :80-95 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Sedentary behavior and anxiety: Association and influential factors among 42,469 community-dwelling adults in six low- and middle-income countries'
Vancampfort, D,Stubbs, B,Herring, MP,Hallgren, M,Koyanagi, A (2018) 'Sedentary behavior and anxiety: Association and influential factors among 42,469 community-dwelling adults in six low- and middle-income countries'. General hospital psychiatry, 50 :26-32 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis'
Uszynski, MK,Herring, MP,Casey, B,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2018) 'Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis'. International journal of behavioral medicine, 25 :259-264 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Physical activity and generalized anxiety disorder: results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)'
McDowell CP;Dishman RK;Vancampfort D;Hallgren M;Stubbs B;MacDonncha C;Herring MP; (2018) 'Physical activity and generalized anxiety disorder: results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)'. International journal of epidemiology, 47 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Associations of physical activity and depression: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'
McDowell, CP;Dishman, RK;Hallgren, M;MacDonncha, C;Herring, MP (2018) 'Associations of physical activity and depression: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'. Experimental Gerontology, 112 :68-75 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Associations Between Motivation and Mental Health in Sport: A Test of the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation'
Sheehan RB;Herring MP;Campbell MJ; (2018) 'Associations Between Motivation and Mental Health in Sport: A Test of the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation'. Frontiers in psychology, 9 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Sex-related differences in the association between grip strength and depression: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'
McDowell, CP,Gordon, BR,Herring, MP (2018) 'Sex-related differences in the association between grip strength and depression: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'. Experimental Gerontology, 104 :147-152 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The effects of pilates on mental health outcomes: A meta-analysis of controlled trials'
Fleming, KM;Herring, MP (2018) 'The effects of pilates on mental health outcomes: A meta-analysis of controlled trials'. Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 37 :80-95 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Sleep quality moderates the association between physical activity frequency and feelings of energy and fatigue in adolescents'
Herring, MP;Monroe, DC;Kline, CE;O'Connor, PJ;MacDonncha, C (2018) 'Sleep quality moderates the association between physical activity frequency and feelings of energy and fatigue in adolescents'. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 27 :1425-1432 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Association of Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms: Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials'
Gordon BR;McDowell CP;Hallgren M;Meyer JD;Lyons M;Herring MP; (2018) 'Association of Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms: Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials'. Jama Psychiatry, 75 (6) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Sleep quality moderates the association between physical activity frequency and feelings of energy and fatigue in adolescents'
Herring, MP;Monroe, DC;Kline, CE;O'Connor, PJ;MacDonncha, C (2018) 'Sleep quality moderates the association between physical activity frequency and feelings of energy and fatigue in adolescents'. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 27 :1425-1432 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms-Reply'
Gordon BR;Lyons M;Herring MP; (2018) 'Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms-Reply'. Jama Psychiatry, 75 (10) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Mild cognitive impairment and sedentary behavior: A multinational study'
Vancampfort D;Stubbs B;Lara E;Vandenbulcke M;Swinnen N;Smith L;Firth J;Herring MP;Hallgren M;Koyanagi A; (2018) 'Mild cognitive impairment and sedentary behavior: A multinational study'. Experimental Gerontology, 108 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Acute effects of outdoor and indoor exercise on feelings of energy and fatigue in people with depressive symptoms'
Legrand, FD;Race, M;Herring, MP (2018) 'Acute effects of outdoor and indoor exercise on feelings of energy and fatigue in people with depressive symptoms'. Journal Of Environmental Psychology, 56 :91-96 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Moving to Beat Anxiety: Epidemiology and Therapeutic Issues with Physical Activity for Anxiety'
Kandola A;Vancampfort D;Herring M;Rebar A;Hallgren M;Firth J;Stubbs B; (2018) 'Moving to Beat Anxiety: Epidemiology and Therapeutic Issues with Physical Activity for Anxiety'. Current psychiatry reports, 20 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Physical activity and sleep problems in 38 low- and middle-income countries'
Vancampfort D;Stubbs B;Smith L;Hallgren M;Firth J;Herring MP;Probst M;Koyanagi A; (2018) 'Physical activity and sleep problems in 38 low- and middle-income countries'. Sleep Medicine, 48 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Associations of physical activity with anxiety symptoms and status: results from The Irish longitudinal study on ageing'
McDowell CP;Gordon BR;Andrews KL;MacDonncha C;Herring MP; (2018) 'Associations of physical activity with anxiety symptoms and status: results from The Irish longitudinal study on ageing'. Epidemiology And Psychiatric Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Acute Exercise Effects among Young Adults with Analog Generalized Anxiety Disorder'
Herring MP;Monroe DC;Gordon BR;Hallgren M;Campbell MJ; (2018) 'Acute Exercise Effects among Young Adults with Analog Generalized Anxiety Disorder'. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Longitudinal relations of mental health and motivation among elite student-athletes across a condensed season: Plausible influence of academic and athletic schedule'
Sheehan, RB;Herring, MP;Campbell, MJ (2018) 'Longitudinal relations of mental health and motivation among elite student-athletes across a condensed season: Plausible influence of academic and athletic schedule'. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 37 :146-152 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Motivation measures in sport: A critical review and bibliometric analysis'
Clancy R.;Herring M.;Campbell M. (2017) 'Motivation measures in sport: A critical review and bibliometric analysis'. Frontiers in psychology, 8 (MAR) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Acute exercise effects on worry, state anxiety, and feelings of energy and fatigue among young women with probable Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A pilot study'
Herring, MP,Hallgren, M,Campbell, MJ (2017) 'Acute exercise effects on worry, state anxiety, and feelings of energy and fatigue among young women with probable Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A pilot study'. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 33 :31-36 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Meta-analysis'
Mcdowell, CP,Cook, DB,Herring, MP (2017) 'The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Meta-analysis'. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49 :1868-1876 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Interleukin-6 and depressive symptom severity in response to physical exercise'
Lavebratt, C,Herring, MP,Liu, JJ,Bin Wei, Y,Bossoli, D,Hallgren, M,Forsell, Y (2017) 'Interleukin-6 and depressive symptom severity in response to physical exercise'. Psychiatry research, 252 :270-276 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Effect of exercising at minimum recommendations of the multiple sclerosis exercise guideline combined with structured education or attention control education - secondary results of the step it up randomised controlled trial'
Coote, S,Uszynski, M,Herring, MP,Hayes, S,Scarrott, C,Newell, J,Gallagher, S,Larkin, A,Motl, RW (2017) 'Effect of exercising at minimum recommendations of the multiple sclerosis exercise guideline combined with structured education or attention control education - secondary results of the step it up randomised controlled trial'. BMC neurology, 17 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Brief report: Associations of physical activity with anxiety and depression symptoms and status among adolescents'
McDowell, CP,MacDonncha, C,Herring, MP (2017) 'Brief report: Associations of physical activity with anxiety and depression symptoms and status among adolescents'. Journal Of Adolescence, 55 :1-4 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Exercise training and health-related quality of life in generalized anxiety disorder'
Herring, MP,Johnson, KE,O'Connor, PJ (2016) 'Exercise training and health-related quality of life in generalized anxiety disorder'. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 27 :138-141 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Sex-related differences in mood responses to acute aerobic exercise'
McDowell, C; Campbell, M; Herring, MP (2016) 'Sex-related differences in mood responses to acute aerobic exercise'. Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 48 (9):1798-1802 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression: multicentre randomised controlled trial with 12-month follow-up'
Hallgren, M,Helgadottir, B,Herring, MP,Zeebari, Z,Lindefors, N,Kaldo, V,Ojehagen, A,Forsell, Y (2016) 'Exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression: multicentre randomised controlled trial with 12-month follow-up'. British Journal Of Psychiatry, 209 :416-422 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Eating and arterial endothelial function: a meta-analysis of the acute effects of meal consumption on flow-mediated dilation'
Thom, NJ,Early, AR,Hunt, BE,Harris, RA,Herring, MP (2016) 'Eating and arterial endothelial function: a meta-analysis of the acute effects of meal consumption on flow-mediated dilation'. Obesity Reviews, 17 :1080-1090 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Habitual physical activity levels predict treatment outcomes in depressed adults: A prospective cohort study'
Hallgren, M,Nakitanda, OA,Ekblom, O,Herring, MP,Owen, N,Dunstan, D,Helgadottir, B,Forsell, Y (2016) 'Habitual physical activity levels predict treatment outcomes in depressed adults: A prospective cohort study'. Preventive Medicine, 88 :53-58 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior in the treatment of depression: broadening the scientific perspectives and clinical opportunities'
Hallgren, M; Herring, MP; Owen, N; Dunstan, D; Ekblom, O; Helgadottir, B; Nakitanda, OA; Forsell, Y (2016) 'Exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior in the treatment of depression: broadening the scientific perspectives and clinical opportunities'. Frontiers in psychiatry, 7 [Details]
2016 'A review of competitive sport motivation research'
Clancy, RB; Herring, MP; MacIntyre, TE; Campbell, MJ (2016) 'A review of competitive sport motivation research'. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Effects of exercise on sleep among young women with generalized anxiety disorder'
Herring, MP; Kline, CE; O'Connor, PJ (2015) 'Effects of exercise on sleep among young women with generalized anxiety disorder'. Mental Health And Physical Activity, 9 :59-66 [Details]
2015 'Effects of pharmacotherapy on combat-related PTSD, anxiety, and depression: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis'
Puetz TW, Youngstedt SD, Herring MP (2015) 'Effects of pharmacotherapy on combat-related PTSD, anxiety, and depression: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis'. Plos One, 10 (5) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Self-esteem Mediates Associations of Physical Activity with Anxiety in College Women'
Herring MP, O'Connor PJ, Dishman DK (2014) 'Self-esteem Mediates Associations of Physical Activity with Anxiety in College Women'. Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 46 (10):1990-1998 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Genetic Factors in Exercise Adoption, Adherence, and Obesity'
Herring MP, Sailors MH, Bray MS (2014) 'Genetic Factors in Exercise Adoption, Adherence, and Obesity'. Obesity Reviews, 15 :29-39 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Exercise Dose, Exercise Adherence, and Associated Health Outcomes in the TIGER Study'
Miller FL, O'Connor DP, Herring MP, Sailors MH, Jackson AS, Dishman RK, Bray MS (2014) 'Exercise Dose, Exercise Adherence, and Associated Health Outcomes in the TIGER Study'. Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 46 (1):69-75 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The Effects of Creative Arts Therapy on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials'
Puetz TW, Morley CA, Herring MP (2013) 'The Effects of Creative Arts Therapy on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials'. Archives Of Internal Medicine, 173 (11):960-969 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Effect of exercise training on depressive symptoms among patients with a chronic illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials'
Herring MP, Puetz TW, O'Connor PJ, Dishman RK (2012) 'Effect of exercise training on depressive symptoms among patients with a chronic illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials'. Archives Of Internal Medicine, 172 (2):101-111 [Details]
2012 'Feasibility of Exercise Training for the Short-Term Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial'
Herring MP, Jacob ML, Suveg C, Dishman RK, O'Connor PJ (2012) 'Feasibility of Exercise Training for the Short-Term Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Psychotherapy And Psychosomatics, 81 (1):21-28 [Details]
2012 'Effects of Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients During and Following Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials'
Puetz TW, Herring MP (2012) 'Effects of Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients During and Following Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials'. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 43 (2):e1-e24 [Details]
2011 'Effects of short-term exercise training on associated signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder'
Herring, MP; Jacob, ML; Suveg, C; O'Connor, PJ (2011) 'Effects of short-term exercise training on associated signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder'. Mental Health And Physical Activity, 4 :71-77 [Details]
2010 'The Effect of Exercise Training on Anxiety Symptoms Among Patients'
Herring MP, O'Connor PJ, Dishman RK (2010) 'The Effect of Exercise Training on Anxiety Symptoms Among Patients'. Archives Of Internal Medicine, 170 (4):321-331 [Details]
2010 'Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Reduces Muscle Pain Caused by Eccentric Exercise'
Black CD, Herring MP, Hurley DJ, O'Connor PJ (2010) 'Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Reduces Muscle Pain Caused by Eccentric Exercise'. Journal Of Pain, 11 (9):894-903 [Details]
2009 'The Effect of Acute Resistance Exercise on Feelings of Energy and Fatigue'
Herring MP, O'Connor PJ (2009) 'The Effect of Acute Resistance Exercise on Feelings of Energy and Fatigue'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 27 (7):701-709 [Details]
2009 'Sensitivity to Change in Cognitive Performance and Mood Measures of Energy and Fatigue in Response to Differing Doses of Caffeine or Breakfast'
Maridakis V, Herring MP, O'Connor PJ (2009) 'Sensitivity to Change in Cognitive Performance and Mood Measures of Energy and Fatigue in Response to Differing Doses of Caffeine or Breakfast'. International Journal Of Neuroscience, 119 (7):975-994 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety'
Herring MP, Lindheimer JB, O'Connor PJ (2014) 'The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety' American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 8 (6) :388-403. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Mental Health and Sleep During Basic Combat Training and Beyond'
Crowley SK, Wilkinson LL, Muraca ST, Wigfall LT, Louis-Nance T, Reynolds AM, Williams EM, Glover S, Herring MP, Youngstedt SD (2012) 'Mental Health and Sleep During Basic Combat Training and Beyond' Sleep Science, 5 (1) :24-27. [Details]
2010 'Mental Health Benefits of Strength Training in Adults'
O'Connor PJ, Herring MP, Caravalho A (2010) 'Mental Health Benefits of Strength Training in Adults' American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4 (5) :377-396. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
McDowell, CP; Campbell, MJ; Herring, MP (2016) Sex-related differences in mood responses to acute aerobic exercise Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2015 European Congress of Psychiatry
Herring, MP; Kline, CE; O’Connor, PJ (2015) Effects of exercise training on self-reported sleep among young women with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) European Congress of Psychiatry [Details]
2015 Experimental Biology
Early, A; Thom, N; Hunt, B; Herring MP (2015) Effect of macronutrient ingestion on flow-mediated dilation: A meta-regression analysis Experimental Biology [Details]
2015 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring, MP; Gower, BA; Shelton, RC; Dishman, RK; Bray, MS (2015) Associations of inflammation, anxiety, and exercise response in the TIGER Study Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2014 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, Gower BA, Shelton RC, Dishman RK, Bray MS (2014) Associations of Adiposity, Inflammation, Depression, and Exercise Response in the TIGER Study Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society
Herring MP, Shelton RC, Gower BA, Bray MS (2013) A Pilot Study of the Association of Inflammation with Anxiety, Depression and Exercise Responses Across Depression and Obesity Status in the Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) Study Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society
Hessong DN, Herring MP, Bray MS (2013) Morningness-Eveningness Chronotype and Exercise Response in the Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) Study Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society
Bray MS, Herring MP (2013) Genetic Variation in Neural Signaling Pathways and Exercise Adherence in the TIGER Study Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, Fernandez JR, Jackson AS, Sailors MH, O'Connor DP, Dishman RK, Bray MS (2013) Variation in the FTO Gene Predicts Exercise Response in the Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) Study Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Bray MS, Herring MP, O'Connor DP, Dishman RK, Sailors MH, Jackson AS (2013) Alterations in DNA Methylation Associated with Aerobic Exercise Training Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2012 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society
Hessong DN, Herring MP, Dishman RK, O'Connor DP (2012) Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity and Exercise Tolerance in the TIGER Study Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society [Details]
2012 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society
Herring MP, Dishman RK, Srivastava U, Bray MS (2012) Associations of Sleep Quality and Total Sleep Time with Body Composition and Exercise Responses in the Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) Study Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society [Details]
2012 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
Herring MP, O'Connor DP, Jackson AS, Hessong DN, Williams JL, Bray MS (2012) Prescribed Exercise Dose and Associated Physiological Outcome Changes in the TIGER Study 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine [Details]
2012 Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Puetz TW, Herring MP (2012) Effects of Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients During and Following Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine [Details]
2012 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, Puetz TW, O'Connor PJ (2012) Short-Term Exercise Training Improves the Quality of Life of Sedentary Women with Generalized Anxiety Disorder Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2011 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, Jacob ML, Suveg C, Dishman RK, O'Connor PJ (2011) Short-Term Exercise Training for Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2011 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
Herring MP, Jacob ML, Suveg C, O'Connor PJ (2011) Short-Term Exercise Training Effects on Generalized Anxiety Disorder Signs and Symptoms 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine [Details]
2010 Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association
Herring MP, O'Connor PJ, Dishman RK (2010) Exercise Training Reduces Anxiety Symptoms Among Patients With a Chronic Medical Illness Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association [Details]
2009 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Black CD, Herring MP, Hurley DJ, O'Connor PJ (2009) Ginger Supplementation Attenuates Muscle Pain and Dysfunction Following Eccentric Exercise Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2009 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, Black CD, Magee LE, O'Connor PJ (2009) Steamed Ginger Supplementation Reduces Pain Following Eccentric Exercise-Induced Injury Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]
2008 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
Herring MP, O'Connor PJ (2008) Effect of Acute Resistance Exercise on Feelings of Energy and Fatigue Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine,
Herring, M. (2016) Session Chair for Thematic Poster Session titled Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Cognition - Youth. [Chaired Session], Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA , 02-JUN-16 - 02-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine,
Herring, M. (2016) Invited Symposium Presentation titled: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression: Tools to Guide Future Trial Development. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA , 02-JUN-16 - 02-JUN-16 [Details]
2015 Annual Meeting, Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Herring, M. (2015) Keynote address titled: Physical Activity & Anxiety: What DO we know? What DON'T we know? What role CAN/DOES/SHOULD the Physical Educator play?. [Keynote Address], Annual Meeting, Physical Education Association of Ireland, Dundalk, Ireland , 03-OCT-15 - 03-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine,
Herring, M. (2015) Thematic Poster Session Chair - Physical Activity and Perception: Pain & Perceived Exertion. [Chaired Session], Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA , 29-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2014 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine,
Herring MP (2014) Thematic Poster Session Chair - Physical Activity and Mental Health. [Chaired Session], Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, USA , 29-MAY-14 - 29-MAY-14 [Details]
2013 Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society,
Herring MP, Bray MS (2013) Symposium Session Co-Chair - Stress, Sleep Deprivation, and Eating Behavior. [Chaired Session], Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society, Atlanta, GA, USA , 13-NOV-13 - 13-NOV-13 [Details]
2010 Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine,
Herring MP (2010) Invited presentation in symposium titled Exercise and Anxiety: Epidemiology, Treatment and Potential Mechanisms. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD , 02-JUN-10 - 02-JUN-10 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2013 The Challenge of Definition and Moving Creative Arts Therapy Research Forward.
Puetz TW, Morley CA, Herring MP (2013) The Challenge of Definition and Moving Creative Arts Therapy Research Forward. Editorial [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2018 Resting Heart Rate Variability Moderates a Relationship Between Attentional Bias and Stress Response.
Monroe, DC;Rader, Z;Herring, MP;Golden, J (2018) Resting Heart Rate Variability Moderates a Relationship Between Attentional Bias and Stress Response. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Sleep Quality Moderates the Association Between Physical Activity Frequency and Feelings of Energy and Fatigue in Adolescents.
Herring, MP;Monroe, DC;Kline, CE;O'Connor, PJ;MacDonncha, C (2018) Sleep Quality Moderates the Association Between Physical Activity Frequency and Feelings of Energy and Fatigue in Adolescents. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Exercise Effects On Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms, Fatigue And Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis.
McKenna, SG;Herring, MP;Donnelly, A;Comber, L;Fraser, A;Kennedy, NM (2018) Exercise Effects On Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms, Fatigue And Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Physical Activity is Indirectly Associated with Pain in College-Aged Women: Somatization and Panic Symptom Pathways.
O'Connor, PJ;Herring, MP;McDowell, CP;Dishman, RK (2018) Physical Activity is Indirectly Associated with Pain in College-Aged Women: Somatization and Panic Symptom Pathways. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Acute Exercise Effects Among Young Adults with Subclinical Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Replication and Expansion.
Herring, MP;Monroe, DC;Gordon, BR;Campbell, MJ (2018) Acute Exercise Effects Among Young Adults with Subclinical Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Replication and Expansion. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 The Effects of Pilates on Mental Health Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials.
Fleming, KM;Herring, MP (2018) The Effects of Pilates on Mental Health Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Gordon, BR;McDowell, CP;Hallgren, M;Meyer, JD;Lyons, M;Herring, MP (2018) The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Exercise Effects On Health, Fitness, And Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Firefighters: A Meta-analysis.
Andrews, KL;Gallagher, S;Herring, MP (2018) Exercise Effects On Health, Fitness, And Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Firefighters: A Meta-analysis. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 Associations Between Grip Strength And Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Results From Tilda.
Gordon, BR;McDowell, CP;Herring, MP (2018) Associations Between Grip Strength And Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Results From Tilda. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2018 THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON DEPRESSIVE AND ANXIETY SYMPTOMS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS.
Mckenna, SG;Herring, MP;Donnelly, A;Fraser, A;Comber, L;Kennedy, N (2018) THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON DEPRESSIVE AND ANXIETY SYMPTOMS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. LONDON: Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2018 Associations Between Physical Activity and Depression: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
McDowell, CP;Dishman, RK;Hallgren, M;MacDonncha, C;Herring, M (2018) Associations Between Physical Activity and Depression: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. PHILADELPHIA: Meeting Abstract [Details]
2017 Genome-wide Association For Exercise Tolerance In The TIGER Study.
Bray, MS,Herring, MP,Dishman, RK,O'Connor, DP,Jackson, AS,Vazquez, AI (2017) Genome-wide Association For Exercise Tolerance In The TIGER Study. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2017 The Effect of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Gordon, BR,Lyons, M,Herring, MP (2017) The Effect of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2017 Psychological Antecedents and Consequences of Maximal Fitness Testing Among Firefighters.
Andrews, KL,Carson, BP,Gallagher, S,Herring, MP (2017) Psychological Antecedents and Consequences of Maximal Fitness Testing Among Firefighters. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2017 Moderators Of Exercise Training Effects On Depressive Symptoms In Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-regression Analysis.
Herring, MP,Fleming, K,Hayes, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2017) Moderators Of Exercise Training Effects On Depressive Symptoms In Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-regression Analysis. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2017 The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Quantitative Synthesis.
McDowell, CP,Cook, DB,Herring, MP (2017) The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Quantitative Synthesis. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2017 Acute Exercise Effects on Mood Among Young Adults with Worry Symptoms Indicative of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Herring, MP,Hallgren, M,Campbell, MJ (2017) Acute Exercise Effects on Mood Among Young Adults with Worry Symptoms Indicative of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2016 Sex-Related Differences in Mood Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise.
McDowell, CP,Campbell, MJ,Herring, MP (2016) Sex-Related Differences in Mood Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2015 Associations Of Inflammation, Anxiety, And Exercise Response In The Tiger Study.
Herring, MP,Gower, BA,Shelton, RC,Dishman, RK,Bray, MS (2015) Associations Of Inflammation, Anxiety, And Exercise Response In The Tiger Study. Meeting Abstract [DOI] [Details]
2015 The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Quantitative Synthesis.
McDowell, CP,Cook, DB,Herring, MP (2015) The Effects of Exercise Training on Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Quantitative Synthesis. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2015 Effect of Macronutrient Ingestion on Flow-Mediated Dilation: A Meta-Regression Analysis.
Early, A,Thom, N,Hunt, B,Herring, M (2015) Effect of Macronutrient Ingestion on Flow-Mediated Dilation: A Meta-Regression Analysis. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2015 Acute Exercise Effects on Mood Among Young Adults with Worry Symptoms Indicative of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Herring, MP,Hallgren, M,Campbell, MJ (2015) Acute Exercise Effects on Mood Among Young Adults with Worry Symptoms Indicative of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Meeting Abstract [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2019 The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis.
Andrews K.;Gallagher S.;Herring M. (2019) The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2018 The cross-sectional associations between objectively measured sedentary time and cardiometabolic health markers in adults - a systematic review with meta-analysis component.
Powell, C,Herring, MP,Dowd, KP,Donnelly, AE,Carson, BP (2018) The cross-sectional associations between objectively measured sedentary time and cardiometabolic health markers in adults - a systematic review with meta-analysis component. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2018 The Prevalence and Cause(s) of Burnout Among Applied Psychologists: A Systematic Review.
McCormack, HM;MacIntyre, TE;O'Shea, D;Herring, MP;Campbell, MJ (2018) The Prevalence and Cause(s) of Burnout Among Applied Psychologists: A Systematic Review. LAUSANNE: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2017 Moderators of Exercise Effects on Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-regression.
Herring, MP,Fleming, KM,Hayes, SP,Motl, RW,Coote, SB (2017) Moderators of Exercise Effects on Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-regression. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2017 Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis.
Clancy, RB,Herring, MP,Campbell, MJ (2017) Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2017 The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Gordon, BR,McDowell, CP,Lyons, M,Herring, MP (2017) The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2016 A review of competitive sport motivation research.
Clancy, RB,Herring, MP,Maclntyre, TE,Campbell, MJ (2016) A review of competitive sport motivation research. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2016 Eating and arterial endothelial function: a meta-analysis of the acute effects of meal consumption on flow-mediated dilation.
Thom N.;Early A.;Hunt B.;Harris R.;Herring M. (2016) Eating and arterial endothelial function: a meta-analysis of the acute effects of meal consumption on flow-mediated dilation. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
2016 Exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in the treatment of depression: Broadening the scientific perspectives and clinical opportunities.
Hallgren M.;Herring M.;Owen N.;Dunstan D.;Ekblom Ö.;Helgadottir B.;Nakitanda O.;Forsell Y. (2016) Exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in the treatment of depression: Broadening the scientific perspectives and clinical opportunities. Note [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 23rd European Congress on Psychiatry (EPA2015) Travel Grant Award European Congress on Psychiatry
2018 Fellow American College of Sports Medicine
2017 Editorial Board Psychology of Sport And Exercise
2018 2018 Altmetric Top 100 Altmetric
2013 UAB Public Health Research Day Poster Competition University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
2007 Mary Ella Lunday Soule Competitive Research Award The University of Georgia Department of Kinesiology
2007 Technical Assistant, Mental Health Subcommittee, Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report United States Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, and The University of Georgia

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American College of Sports Medicine Member 17-JAN-07 / 15-JAN-15
American College of Sports Medicine Co-Chair Psychobiology & Behavior Special Interest Group 28-MAY-18 /
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Program Committee Assistant, Psychobiology, Behavior & Neuroscience Interest Group 20-AUG-12 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Physical Education and Sport Sciences Research Committee Committee Member /
UL Working Group National Curriculum on Self-Management Support for Chronic Disease Working Group Member /
UL Working Group National Undergraduate Curriculum on Health Behaviour Change for Chronic Disease Management Working Group Member /
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Steering Committee Steering Committee Member /
Exercise Is Medicine - On Campus UL (EIM-OC UL) Co-Director /
MedExUL Steering Committee Steering Committee Member /
EHS Research Committee Committee Member /
UL EHS Research Ethics Committee Monthly Review of EHS Ethics Applications 2015 /
Masters of Science in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Course Board Course Board Member involved in curriculum and administrative decisions and implementation of MSc in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology 2014 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Epidemiology Research Faculty Instructor 01-AUG-13 / 31-AUG-14
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Epidemiology Research Associate 11-JUL-11 / 01-AUG-13
UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Associate Scientist /
University of South Carolina, Department of Exercise Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow 09-AUG-10 / 08-JUL-11
The University of Georgia, Department of Kinesiology Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 15-AUG-05 / 31-JUL-10
The University of Georgia, Department of Counseling and Human Development Counseling Intern 12-JAN-04 / 13-MAY-05

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 The University of Georgia PhD Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Psychology
2007 The University of Georgia MSc Exercise Science
2005 The University of Georgia MEd Counseling and Human Development
2002 The University of Georgia BSc Psychology

Reviews

  Journal Role
Mental Health And Physical Activity Reviewer
American Journal Of Epidemiology Reviewer
Jama Internal Medicine Reviewer
Journal Of Affective Disorders Reviewer
Archives Of Internal Medicine Reviewer
Bmj-British Medical Journal Reviewer
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise Reviewer
British Journal Of Sports Medicine Reviewer
Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry Reviewer
International Journal Of Obesity Reviewer
Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport Reviewer
Arthritis Research & Therapy Reviewer
Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice Reviewer
Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders Reviewer
Psychology Of Sport And Exercise Reviewer
Journal Of Sports Sciences Reviewer
World Journal Of Biological Psychiatry Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Dr. Herring's teaching interests primarily focus on: 1) psychological antecedents and consequences of physical activity, exercise, and sport; 2) associations of exercise and sport with mental health and plausible mechanisms of those associations; 3) physical activity epidemiology, particularly physical activity adoption, adherence, and response; and, 4) research methods, design, and analysis, particularly meta-analytic techniques.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2014/2015 SEM2 Exercise Psychology SS4198Study of the brain and behavior in physical activity and exercise settings, including the psychological antecedents and consequences of physical activity and exercise and the behavioral dynamics of exercise adoption and maintenance
2014/2015 SEM2 Applied Exercise and Health Psychology SS6001Study of the brain and behavior in physical activity and exercise settings, including the psychological antecedents and consequences of physical activity and exercise and the behavioral dynamics of exercise adoption and maintenance

International Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
University of Edinburgh Scotland
Zangin Zeebari Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Agneta Ojehagen Lund University Sweden
Amy Early Wheaton College USA
Barbara Gower University of Alabama Birmingham USA
Bjorg Helgadottir Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Brian Hunt Wheaton College USA
Christopher E. Kline University of Pittsburgh USA
David Dunstan Australian Catholic University Australia
Kristen Johnson University of Georgia USA
Mats Hallgren Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Molly Bray University of Texas Austin USA
Molly Bray University of Texas Austin USA
Nanette Mutrie University of Edinburgh Scotland
Nathaniel Thom Wheaton College USA
Neville Owen Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute Australia
Nils Lindefors Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Olivia Aya Nakitanda Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Orjan Ekblom Swedish School of Sport & Health Sciences Sweden
Patrick J. O' Connor University of Georgia USA
Richard Shelton University of Alabama Birmingham USA
Robert Motl University of Alabama Birmingham USA
Rodney Dishman University of Georgia USA
Ryan Harris Augusta University USA
Shawn D. Youngstedt Arizona State University USA
Timothy W. Puetz National Institutes of Health Clinical Center USA
Viktor Kaldo Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Yvonne Forsell Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Swedish School of Sport & Health Sciences Sweden