I completed BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science and MSc in Sports Coaching Science degrees at the University of Worcester. During my time in Worcester I started teaching on various undergraduate modules as part of the MSc Studentship before moving to Abertay University (Dundee) to work as a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science. In 2015 I joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Teaching Associate in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences where I teach on a range of undergraduate modules including strength & conditioning, exercise training and sports coaching. More recently, I have become a University Tutor and continue to support and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Professionally, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (physiology support).
I am currently doing a PhD by Published Works investigating the impact of training variables on performance and physiological adaptations during sprint interval training (SIT).
My main research interests are:
• High-intensity/sprint interval training and its optimisation for sports performance and health
• Testing and monitoring of sports performance
• Strength and conditioning