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I joined the University of Portsmouth in March, where I began my journey as a Research Assistant. Over the years, I have advanced to a senior lecturing position in Sport, Exercise, and Health. Within this field, my teaching and research revolves around occupational physiology and strength and conditioning.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed organisations, including the: Army, Navy and RAF, Energy Institute,  G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, RNLI, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.  

Before joining the University of Portsmouth, I spent four years as a Scientific Officer specialising in occupational physiology at the Environmental Medicine Unit within the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM). This experience provided me with a solid foundation and comprehensive understanding of this specific field.

In addition to my academic and professional achievements, I am an accredited BASES Physiologist and Supervisor and Chartered Scientist since 2006.

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.

Teaching Responsibilities

Presently, I have the privilege of serving as the Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research (DDPGR) while also fulfilling the role of Module Coordinator for our L5 Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Exercise, and Health. These positions allow me to contribute to the academic and professional growth of our students in the field.

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 Sept 2015

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

Award Date: 1 Sept 2013

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

Award Date: 24 May 2013

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

Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

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

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009

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

Award Date: 1 Sept 2004

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

Award Date: 1 Sept 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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