My research aim is to understand the interaction between exercise, diet, and obesity-related chronic disease. I am particularly interested in investigating the impacts of green-space intervention in at-risk occupational groups.

I also have a keen interest in the field of sports biomechanics, understanding the mechanics of technique in springboard diving.

I hope my research helps to improve health and wellbeing in all vulnerable populations.

Loughborough University is world-class, research-led, and one of the UK’s top-ranked universities. I wanted to be a part of such a special institution.


The top three things about my experience at Loughborough are: great supervisors who helped me to become an effective and independent researcher, excellent facilities, and wonderful culture which made me and my research extremely fruitful.

Loughborough University is a world-class institution with great opportunities to help you achieve your academic goals. It also has a rich culture which helps you to develop as a person.

My advice to anyone completing a PhD here is to be persistent, and open to new ideas, areas and opportunities that are available for you to explore what you are aiming to achieve.

Loughborough University has helped me to become an independent researcher and enabled me to make my transition from sports biomechanics to public health research.

I am now working as a full-time research associate in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough, undertaking research into the impact of a lifestyle health behaviour intervention in HGV drivers (the SHIFT study) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

In the future I plan to become a research leader in health promotion for at-risk populations.

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