Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University

I find the human body, its capability, and its ability to adapt absolutely fascinating! I teach and research how exercise, environmental stressors (e.g. extreme temperature and altitude, reduced hydration and sleep) and drugs affecting the central nervous system (e.g. stimulants and pain-killers) affect the human body. End goals include improved physical and cognitive performance and reduced risk to health, as well as a better understanding of the contributing mechanisms.


  • 2011–present
    Senior Lecturer, Massey University
  • 2006–2010
    Lecturer, Massey University
  • 2005–2006
    Research Associate, University of Birmingham


  • 2006 
    University of Birmingham, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Birmingham, BSc (Hons)