Harjot Punni

BSc (Hons), MSc

Pronouns: She/her
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Physiology and Nutrition)

Harjot graduated from Coventry University in 2021 with a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. As part of the degree programme, she undertook a year-long professional placement at Coventry City Football Club Academy, working within the Sports Science and Performance Analysis department. Additionally, she was awarded the Steve Brooks Memorial Prize for the course’s highest-graded dissertation. In 2022, Harjot graduated with an MSc in Physiology and Nutrition in Sport and Exercise, at Loughborough University.

Harjot is working towards gaining Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She currently assists with teaching on modules related to physiology across the undergraduate sport sciences courses and the MSc in Physiology and Nutrition

Harjot will be completing a part-time PhD at Loughborough University, focusing on the cardiovascular consequences of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and oestrogen deficiency, in amenorrhoeic athletes.

Harjot’s MSc research project investigated the validity of the Vyntus CPX metabolic cart in estimating fat oxidation, in well-trained cyclists, by comparing against the Douglas Bags. Her undergraduate research project at Coventry University investigated the relative age effect (RAE) within a category two English Football Academy.