Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Dr Jenny White
- Qualifications: Ph.D., MSc, BSc (Hons), FHEA
- Role Title: Senior Lecturer
- Address: Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2ER
- Telephone: 023 9284 5173
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: Department of Sport & Exercise Science
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I joined the department as a research assistant and associate lecturer in 2007 and subsequently started a part-time PhD in the area of breast biomechanics. I previously graduated from this University in July 2006, having completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. I then went on to complete an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at the University of Chichester (2006-2007). Since 2011 I have held a lecturer position in biomechanics and I am a fellow of the Higher Education Authority. I completed my PhD in July 2013, which focused on the breast support implications for female recreational athletes and I am now a Senior Lecturer in biomechanics. I am continuing to carry out research as part of the Research Group in Breast Health.
I currently teach sports biomechanics and related subjects on our undergraduate and postgraduate degree pathways. I am unit coordinator for The Science of Injury and Rehabilitation (Level 5) and Motion Analysis (Level 6) units and teach on Research Methods units across all levels. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and research projects. In addition I am currently joint supervising one PhD student.
My primary research area is breast biomechanics and breast health and my PhD was focused on investigating breast support implications for female recreational athletes. My main research interests are in bra fitting and the effect of breast support on performance during everyday and sporting activities.
Research Capital Investment Fund (2011) £40k
Contracted Research Project (as CI), (2009) £52.5k
I have presented my research at several national and international conferences, including BASES, ECSS and ISBS. In 2010 I was an invited symposium speaker at the annual BASES conference.
I have collaborated with Dr Paul Morris from the Psychology department to investigate how wearing high heels affects judgements of female attractiveness. As part of the Research Group in Breast Health I run breast science workshops.
Postgraduate Research Supervised
One current PhD student (2nd supervisor)
Achievement and Recognition
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
Student Travel Grant (ISBS conference, Taiwan, 2013)
Best Student Poster Award (Annual BASES conference, 2011)
Recently Qualified Researcher Award (Annual BASES conference, 2008)
British Association of Sport & Exercise Scientists (BASES)
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)