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I am currently a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Northumbria University. Prior to this I have extensive experience in higher education, including completing a full time PhD studentship at Teesside University. I previously worked as a Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University and as a Senior Sport and Exercise Technician at Teesside University for a combined nine years. I have extensive and valuable experiences in the sports science industry within both academic and applied settings.

Research interests

My main areas of interest are facilitating the training process in team sports, such as football and rugby. Specifically, I am interested in the application of practical high intensity intermittent training interventions that can be used to improve physiology and performance metrics in a time-efficient methods. I am also interested in the prescription and subsequent monitoring of team sport training in practice, focusing on the agreement between coaches and athletes data for both internal and external training load measures.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Sports Science, PhD, Teesside University

1 Apr 201711 Dec 2020

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020

Sports Science, MSc, Teesside University

1 Oct 20111 Oct 2013

Award Date: 2 Oct 2013

Sports Science, BSc (Hons), Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

1 Sep 20061 Jul 2009

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

Research Group keywords

  • Optimising Human Performance

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