Having completed my undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science here at the University of Lincoln in 2007, I began a part-time PhD whilst also working in a number of roles within the School of Sport & Exercise Science, including Sports Science Technician, Visiting Lecturer, and Instructor in Sport (Physical Sciences). Following the award of my PhD in June 2015, which examined ‘The perceptual basis of pacing during sprint-distance triathlon’, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Sport Physiology within the School. My research interests include pace regulation and optimisation during multi-modal exercise, the combined physiological and perceptual demands of sport, exercise and physical activity, and the efficacy of commonly utilised sports/physical therapy interventions. As such, I have continued to publish my research across a range of peer-reviewed journals and international conferences (see ‘Research’ tab for further detail).
I have provided physiological support to athletes from a variety of sports, including triathlon and professional motor racing, establishing focused training recommendations based on sport-specific assessments and athlete goals. I also continue to deliver practical sports science workshops to college (BTEC) and secondary school groups (GCSE and A Level) which aim to help enhance student understanding of physiological assessments and associated/underlying theory.