I undertook my Undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath, with a third year industrial placement working for an Occupational Medicine Research team at the Ministry of Defence (Army). Following my Undergraduate degree, I undertook a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University, after which remaining at Loughborough University to become a Research Assistant at the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre. My role involved intensive physiological testing of human subjects in various environmental conditions for an European Union funded project to determine non-invasive measures that could be used to predict core temperature with the aim to integrate sensors within personal protective clothing garments. I started my PhD in 2012 at the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University investigating the thermoregulatory responses of athletes with a spinal cord injury during rest and exercise. Alongside my PhD I also undertook a Research Assistant position providing physiological testing and sport science support to Paralympic squads and athletes, such as Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby and British Paratriathlon. In 2016 I then went back to the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre to undertake a Post-doctoral research position leading and managing consultancy research projects for sports clothing and car companies in the areas of thermal physiology. I started my current position as Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in August 2017 at Oxford Brookes University.
My main research interests are in the areas of disability sport, thermoregulation, human performance and exercise physiology.