Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Course Leader for Sports and Exercise Science and Sports Science and Coaching
After gaining a first degree in Sports Science I went to on to complete an MSc in Ergonomics at Loughborough University, before gaining postgraduate qualifications in Education and Exercise and Nutrition Science.
After spending eight years in the sport and leisure industry I joined the University of Bolton in 1991 as part of the Sport, Leisure and Tourism subject group, initially lecturing in leisure management. In 1997 I was tasked with leading the development of a new Sport and Exercise Science degree programme (introduced in 1999), followed by a further new degree in Sports Science and Coaching in 2002.
I have managed, lectured on and led these programmes since their introduction and also currently lecture on Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Research Methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
My main academic interests lie in fitness testing and interpretation for both performance and health, as well as the role that nutrition plays in effective preparation for and recovery from exercise.