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Dr Jo Corbett

Associate Head (Innovation and Impact)

Jo Corbett


I joined the department from the University of Chichester, where I graduated from the MSc in Exercise Physiology pathway with a distinction grade. I completed my PhD in the area of fat metabolism, with a specific focus on the role of bioactive agents and exercise in optimising fat metabolism. Outside of work I like to practise what I preach and I am a keen runner, cyclist and snowboarder.

Research Interests

I am the co-ordinator of the Human Performance and Health Research Group, which has produced ~80 peer-reviewed journal papers, 7 book chapters and secured ~£500,000 funding between 2009 and 2013. My current research interests encompass a range of themes including: Environmental Ergonomics; Enhancing Human Performance Capabilities; and Fatigue, Pacing and Bioenergetics. I am also involved in providing sports science support service to athletes from a variety of sports. I have worked with athletes from recreational level to Olympic champion and have BASES accreditation for athlete support. 

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