Research Interests

My research focuses on occupational physiology specifically designing fitness standards for the RNLI, HM Coastguards and the Oil and Gas Industry and the impact of age and extreme environments on the ability of individuals to perform their job.


I joined the University of Portsmouth in March 2008 as a Research Assistant and I currently hold a lecturing position in Sport, Exercise and Health. My research focus is in the area of occupational physiology, having worked for such companies as the Energy Institute, RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Previous employment was at the Environmental Medicine Unit at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) for 4 years as a Scientific Officer (Occupational Physiology). I am also a Strength and Conditioning Coach for a National 1 rugby union squad. I have a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and an MSc in Exercise Physiology. I am also an accredited BASES Physiologist and Supervisor.

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