I am a lecturer and programme leader of the MSc Clinical Exercise Science programme. I am a BASES accredited HCPC Sport & Exercise Psychologist, and a practitioner and trainer of Motivational Interviewing and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). My main research interest is self-regulation and behaviour change in health and performance.
I have led our BSc Physical Activity for Health programme that aims to develop a strong workforce to drive better health and wellbeing in our country. I have been working with CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) since 2018, and we have this degree, and our MSc Clinical Exercise Science programme, endorsed by CIMSPA for a number of professional standards. We are currently collaborating nationally to develop an Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) accredited MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology, and along with colleagues , we have developed a psychology module framework to sit in this national curriculum.
As an HCPC Sport & Exercise Psychologist , my applied experience includes working in physical activity and health with adolescents and adults in the general public and in clinical populations; . Additionally, I work with athletes and coaches from many sports including martial arts, triathlon, rugby, touch rugby, field hockey, motor racing (including the WSeries 2022), football, swimming, golf and dressage, GB deaf athletes prior to and at the 2017 Deaflympics and currently on the UK Deaf Sport Performance Advisory Group; as well as business professionals, professional musicians, and dancers.
Specialties: Sport/Exercise/Performance Psychology; applied and research experience in all these areas.
For my academic publications and conference proceedings, please see my research gate link below.