Personal profile


My background is as an applied physiology practitioner. I have previously worked with the Canadian Institute of Sport across a diverse range of summer and winter Olympic sports. I supported the delivery of a physiological support, education and testing programmes to both national and development athletes and coaches. Following a move to the UK, I worked with the Performance Pathways Team and the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit at the English Institute of Sport.  Within my Performance Pathways role I focussed on supporting and researching the developmental trajectories of rowers.

Subsequently, I moved into academia, completing my PhD on Athlete Monitoring in Elite Sport. I am still researching in this area and I enjoy identifying and solving monitoring issues in sport with the aim of providing practical and feasible solutions for practitioners working at the coal-face.  I now work at the University of Portsmouth as a Senior Lecturer in Physiology (Sport and Performance) and I am their course leader for the MSc Sports Performance programme.

Research Interests

Following my career in industry as a physiologist, I am interested in research that makes a positive difference on the ground to both the performance and experiences of practitioners, coaches and athletes. My research to date has focussed primarily on athlete and training load monitoring. Specifically:

  • Athlete monitoring in elite sport.
  • Fatigue and fitness testing/measurement.
  • Validity and reliability of subjective and objective markers of training response and load.
  • Multi-disciplinary team perceptions of the barriers to the effectiveness of monitoring.
  • Talent identification and development.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am currently module leader for the third year module "Applications of Exercise Physiology" and the MSc module "Applied Sports Physiology." I am the course leader for MSc Sports Performance.

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

Ph.D., Athlete Monitoring in Elite Sport, University of Winchester

Award Date: 1 Dec 2020

Master of Science, Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), University of Calgary

BSc (Hons), Sports Science & Physiology, University of Leeds

CSci, Chartered Scientist and BASES Accredited Sport Scientist

PG Cert, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


  • QP Physiology


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