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I joined the University of Portsmouth in March 2008 as a Research Assistant and I currently hold a senior lecturing position in Sport, Exercise and Health. My research focus is in the area of occupational physiology and strength and Conditioing, having worked for such organisations as the Military, Energy Institute, RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Previous employment was at the Environmental Medicine Unit at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) for 4 years as a Scientific Officer (Occupational Physiology). I am an accredited BASES Physiologist and Supervisor and Chartered Scientist. 

Research Interests

My research focuses on occupational physiology specifically designing, implementing and training of physical employment standards for the Military, RNLI, HM Coastguards and the Oil and Gas Industry and the impact of age, sex and extreme environments on the ability of individuals to perform their job.

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
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Other, Level 3 award in Exercise Referral , Wright Foundation

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

Other, Fellow of Higher Education – The Higher Education Academy , Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

Ph.D., Fitness Standards for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Oil and Gas Industry

Award Date: 24 May 2013

Level 3 award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF), Edexcel

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

CSci, Exercise Physiologist, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Award Date: 1 Sep 2009

Other, BASES Accredited Physiology - Research, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Award Date: 1 Sep 2004

Master of Science, Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of Chichester

Award Date: 1 Sep 2003

BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chichester

Award Date: 31 May 2002

External positions

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Worthing Rugby Football Club

2 Jul 2010 → …


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