Nilam studied MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where she was born and raised. She moved from Sweden to the UK to further her research career here. Nilam became a REPs approved Level 3 Personal Trainer in 2009 and has been teaching various fitness classes in the locality. She also holds an archery coach qualification since 2008 and has since taught archery to both children and adults.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes
Nilam has screened University athletes from the hockey, football and futsal teams for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. She employed a eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea test and an exercise challenge test in the laboratory, along with several lung function tests. She also analysed some genes in relation to blood collected from the exercise challenge. Her work involves collaboration with both chemistry and human biology departments at Loughborough University. She is currently writing her PhD thesis.