Personal profile


I am the Associate Head for Research and Innovation within the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science. Through this role I lead our strategic approach to the development of Research and Innovation activities that are aligned the unique expertise and facilities housed within the School. In addition, I am the Theme Lead for the Extreme Environments Group. I regularly deliver invited talks at both national and international external organisations and review for various funding bodies and journals. I am on the Editorial Board of The Physiological Society’s journal “Experimental Physiology” and a methodological Editor with the ''Cochrane Collaboration''.


I joined the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth, initially as a Postdoctoral Fellow, in 2015 before being appointed as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in 2016, and then Senior Lecturer in 2017. Prior to joining the School, I completed my PhD at the University of Limerick, Ireland (2008-2012) and three years of Postdoctoral research at Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2012-2015).

Research Interests

My primary research interests are directed toward understanding the physiological effects of various stressors (e.g. heat, cold, and hypoxia) on human performance. I have a particular interest in exploring the mechanisms responsible for a decrement in performance, both physical and cognitive, following exposure to these extreme environments.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • QP Physiology
  • sport science
  • RC1200 Sports Medicine


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