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Lecturer and Co-Course Leader for MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, University of Westminster

Dr Ayaz Safi, is a Lecturer and Co-Course Leader for MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme in School of Life Sciences at University of Westminster.

Ayaz have a strong background in theoretical and practical applications of teaching and research with industry experience in education, public health, sports coaching and personal businesses. He have taught extensively in Higher Education with substantial teaching and managing experience in the Primary, Secondary and Further and education sectors. Ayaz’s research interests include: exercise psychology; exercise nutrition, physical activity; health and well-being; sports and physical education with an appreciation of the applications to the wider Public Health field. He is interested in teaching and researching, while maintaining his interest in public engagement.

Ayaz's currently researching about the ‘the impact of workplace physical activity interventions on employees’ health, well-being and behaviour change’.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer and Co-Course Leader, University of Wesminster
  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, University of Westminster
  • 2016–2020
    Assistant lecturer, Birmingham City University
  • 2015–2016
    Head of department, Daruloom High School
  • 2013–2015
    Director, Safi Sports & Fitness


  • 2021 
    Birmingham City University, PhD in Health
  • 2020 
    Birmingham City University, PGcert in HEA
  • 2017 
    Birmingham City University, PGcert in Research
  • 2016 
    Newman University, MA in PE and Sport
  • 2015 
    Newman University, Sport Studies


  • 2021
    An Evaluation of Physical Activity Levels amongst University Employees, Scientific Research
  • 2021
    Barriers to Physical Activity: A Comparison of Afghans Living in the UK and Afghanistan, Scientific Research

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of HEA