Haydn graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2020 with a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Haydn was awarded the academic award for his programme. During his degree, Haydn undertook several roles within elite sport as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for University Rowing Aberdeen and also a Performance Analysis Internship with Aberdeen FC. Later that year Haydn enrolled on the Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health MSc at Loughborough University. During his postgraduate degree, Haydn worked alongside the Loughborough Weightlifting team as an assistant coach as well as competing for the Elite Squad. 

Haydn returned to Loughborough in 2021 as a Graduate University Teacher.

  • BSc – An investigation to assess the factors that influence individual variation of response across maximal strength interventions: a systematic review with meta-analysis
  • MSc – The effects of impact exercise on bone health in pre- and post-menopausal women: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Haydn actively keeps fit through CrossFit training and Weightlifting, looking to pursue both at national competition.