Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology and Exercise Immunology, University of Westminster

I am currently the Course leader of the MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London. My main areas of expertise are Environmental and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Immunology. I also collaborate as ATHENA SWAN coordinator for Life Sciences Dept.
Throughout my PhD I have worked as member of the Extremes Research Group at Bangor University. This research group has a strong history of study in areas that include environmental physiology, exercise immunology and sports nutrition. My work has focused primarily on how Extreme Environments (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, dehydration, nutrient restriction and sleep loss) affect human performance and health. This research is also completed in the state-of-the-art research facilities available at Westminster University and the great outdoors. Indeed, I recently collaborated with a medical research expedition to the Himalayas. I have contributed to scientific research articles which have been published in high-impact journals in the field such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which has helped me to appreciate the need for a rigorous and clear research and publication process and the importance of attention to detail.

Alongside other lecturing experiences in Nottingham and Bangor, I have also been employed as a Research Officer at Bangor University, where I co-ordinated an externally funded research project for the European Hydration Institute.

From 2015 I am a Guest lecturer at Mid Sweden University in Härnösand and at Universita’ Cattolica del S. Cuore, Milan.

Recently, I was invited to speak in a highlighted symposium on Environmental and Occupational Physiology at the ACSM annual meeting.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Physiology, Immunology and Biostatistics, University of Westminster