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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.


    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.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    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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