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. From August 2017 - September 2018 I was a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University teaching on a number of modules including Clinical Populations and Rehabilitation, Physiology and Laboratory Techniques. I started my current position at Nottingham Trent University in September 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in Sport Engineering.
My main research interests are in the areas of disability sport, thermoregulation, human performance and exercise physiology.