I graduated from Staffordshire University with BSc. (1st Class Hons.) in Sport and Exercise Sciences in July 2000 and took on the role of Sports Performance Officer at the within the university. I enrolled on the BASES Supervised Experience programme and was accredited with BASES (Physiological Support) in 2007. I am also a qualified (level 3) coach with the Association of British Cycle Coaches.
Areas of interest include exercise physiology, sports nutrition, training principles and the use of ergogenic aids to improve sports performance. My sporting interests revolve mainly around endurance/individual sports but in particular I am a keen cyclist that has competed for many years, most recently in off-road disciplines.
BSc Sport and Exercise Science Fellow of the HEA
My expertise is as a Lecturer and Support Worker in Sport and Exercise Physiology Enterprise and Commercial Activities Assist in the supervision of students in the sports performance clinic, “Peak Condition” http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic_depts/pse/facilities/peakcondition/index.jsp
The use of technology to improve cycle-sport performance.
The use of ergogenic aids / dietary supplements to improve sports performance
The use of training methods to improve sports performance
Enterprise and commercial interests
Providing sports science support to team and endurance sports.
SPOR30756 Introduction to Sports Science
SPOR40969 Fundamental Principles of Exercise Physiology
SPOR40919 Sports science for Teachers and Coaches
SPOR50948 Exercise Physiology
SPOR50941 Sports Nutrition
SPOR50929 Conducting Rigorous Research
SPOR60523 Sports Nutrition
SPOR60520 Personal and Professional development
SPOR60940 Applied Physiology
Bloomer, A., & Day. S. (2002). Improving performance in short distance cycling time trials using higher gearing and lower pedal rates. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21(4), 261.