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Research Interests

  • Adaptation and maladaptation (e.g. overtraining) to exercise.
  • The role of inflammation in modifying human performance.
  • The impact of environmental and lifestyle stressors on human performance.
  • Passive heating as an adjunct to exercise.
  • The interaction of the immune, metabolic and inflammatory responses to exercise.

Biography

I am a research scientist with a focus on applied physiology. Prior to working at Coventry I worked at the University of Worcester where I taught on a range of modules focussing on exercise physiology and acting as the course leader for the MSc in Applied Sports Science. Before working in academia I worked as a physiologist, applied sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach. These experiences include working with elite athletes in professional sports and with Olympic athletes.

I am currently leading several projects investigating novel strategies to improve health and performance using heat therapy as a complement to exercise. My work generally seeks to gain an understanding of the physiological mechanisms which underpin any observed phenomena using laboratory studies but I also collaborate on several projects within professional sport and elite sport doing field based research. I have previously consulted on applied research projects and I am keen to further opportunities for research collaborations within academia and with industrial partners.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Worcester

Award Date: 1 May 2017

Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, Doctorate, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

Human and Applied Physiology, MSc, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Nov 2009

Sport Science and Physiology, Degree, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

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