Lecturer in Sport, Health & exercise Science, University of Stirling

Currently a lecturer with the Physiology, Exercise & Nutrition Research Group within the Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport, at the University of Stirling (Scotland). Received a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science (2012) from the University of Stirling, then went on to complete a PhD (2016) with the thesis entitled ‘Neuromuscular Markers of High Performance Sport Preparation: Muscle Contractile Mechanics’. Has worked in collaboration with SportScotland: Scottish Institute of Sport since 2013, providing athlete support to Commonwealth and Olympic athletes, primarily through application of tensiomyography and electromyography, in the sports of swimming and field hockey. Other research interests include muscle recruitment patterns in relation to exercise, and to aging. Currently focusing on the link between cognitive function and motor control in aging populations.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport, Health & exercise Science, University of Stirling

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Stirling, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of Stirling, BSc (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    Assessment of Skeletal Muscle Contractile Properties by Radial Displacement: The Case for Tensiomyography , Sports Medicine
  • 2018
    High-threshold motor unit firing reflects force recovery following a bout of damaging eccentric exercise, PLoS One
  • 2017
    Reduced firing rates of high threshold motor units in response to eccentric overload, Physiological Reports
  • 2017
    Influence of the “Slingshot” bench press training aid on bench press kinematics and neuromuscular activity in competitive powerlifters, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • 2017
    MR elastography measurement of the effect of passive warmup prior to eccentric exercise on thigh muscle mechanical properties, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • 2016
    Reduced Radial Displacement of the Gastrocnemius Medialis Muscle After Electrically Elicited Fatigue, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation