An enthusiastic PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Kent.
I am passionate about sport and the application of scientific principles to help individuals reach their performance goals.
I am committed to continually advancing my knowledge and expertise and thrive off new challenges that stretch my abilities.
Work independently, with guidance from a supervisor towards a postgraduate doctoral degree, completing an original thesis offering a significant new contribution to my area of research: Training for endurance sports. Develop research methodologies, complete ethics application forms and write health and safety documentation for laboratory and field-based testing. Recruit participants and ensure their welfare throughout testing. Present research findings in written publications and aural presentations. I have presented my research at International conferences.
Teaching the assigned curriculum in one- to three-hour classroom or laboratory sessions. Creation of teaching plans based upon the course leader’s curriculum and in line with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) guidelines and Teaching excellence framework (TEF). In particular specialising in exercise physiology, nutrition, fitness assessment and injury mechanics. Leading class discussions and answering student questions to further individuals’ comprehension of taught content. Evaluating student essays, projects, laboratory practices, groups tests and other assessments. Maintaining records on student progress/grades and attendance.
Plan, deliver and review sport specific fitness testing for the first team and development teams. Plan and deliver weekly strength and conditioning sessions. Work with team managers and physios to develop a progressive fitness plan. Provide nutrition and wellness presentations to the players and staff. Work one to one with individual players to develop specific areas of fitness.
As a Sport Physiologist for the University of Kent Sport Performance Clinic, I plan, deliver and review fitness assessments to a range of clients. This ranges from elite athletes, recreation athletes, and clinical patients. With each client a needs assessment is carried out before planning a specific fitness assessment protocol including VO2max tests, Lactate Threshold tests or anthropometric testing. All testing is carried out in line with laboratory health and safety guidelines and risk assessments. Each client receives an individualised results sheet with guidance for future training to improve their current fitness level.