When deciding between Medicine or a Physiology and Sport Science degree, I chose to deal in fitness rather than illness. I realised that academia was where I was heading during my undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow. Having joined the University in 2005, I have taught and led biomechanics modules. I also enjoy revisiting my physiology background in other modules. Having recently trained in Strength and Conditioning as well as Corrective Exercise I can put those skills to use in a new Advanced Programme Design module as well as my core biomechanics modules.
Millhayes Foundation PhD Scholarship (1999)
Corrective Exercise Specialist (2015, National Association of Sports Medicine)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2014, National Association of Strength and Conditioning)
National Association of Strength and Conditioning
United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association
British Association of Teachers of Dancing
Scottish Dance Teacher’s Alliance
I mainly lead and teach on sport and exercise biomechanics modules in Levels 4-6 as well as teaching on some physiology modules. I am leading an exciting new module for the Sport and Exercise Science degree, namely Advanced Programme Design.
My research focus revolves around the use of measurement techniques such as electromyography (e.g. muscle activation), force platform analysis (e.g. ground reaction forces and their derivatives) and particularly isokinetics (e.g. muscle strength balance around a joint, especially the knee) to identify injury risk factors and performance predictors. I have a special interest in Strength and Conditioning.