School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Maxine Whelan

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PhD Student

Background

Maxine graduated from Loughborough University in 2014 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. She has since continued to study, undertaking a PhD at Loughborough University; based at the National Centre for Sport, Exercise and Medicine. She is studying within the research area of Physical Activity and Public Health and her PhD is jointly supervised by Dr Dale Esliger and Dr Lauren Sherar.

Project information

Investigating the Role of Bio-Behavioural Feedback to Promote Behaviour Change

Maxine’s research covers the area of bio-behavioural feedback in relation to physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This encompasses the suggestion that there is great potential regarding the use of real-time, continuous physiological feedback (e.g. continuously fluctuating glucose levels) to facilitate the nudging of individuals toward improved behaviour choices (i.e. increases in physical activity levels and reductions in time spent sedentary).