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Research expertise

Since completing a PhD in 2012 in the field of exercise and appetite control, my research has examined the effects of dietary interventions and physical activity on health in later life. I have been employed as a Research Fellow at the University of the Highlands and Islands since 2017. I occupy a leading role within the Active Health Exercise Lab at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Centre for Health Science, Inverness. My primary research interests are:

  • Interactions between physical activity and appetite control
  • Changes in appetite and diet in later life
  • Counteracting malnutrition in older adults using physical activity and dietary interventions

Teaching expertise

I was a Lecturer in the Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences department at Edinburgh Napier University from 2015-2017, during which time I performed the following roles:

  • Module leader for Level 9 ‘Intermediate Exercise Physiology’ module
  • Module leader for Level 9 ‘Intermediate Exercise Physiology’ module run by PSB Academy, Singapore (Edinburgh Napier University partner institute)
  • Lecturer for Level 11 ‘Clinical Exercise Sciences, Exercise Physiology’ module
  • Lecturer and laboratory demonstrator for Level 8 ‘Introduction to Exercise Physiology’ module
  • Lecturer for Level 7 ‘Application of Science to Sport and Exercise’ module
  • Lecturer for Level 7 ‘Foundations of Sport and Exercise Science’ module
  • Supervise Level 10 Honours project students

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Teaching and Learning

7 Jan 201615 Jan 2017

Award Date: 31 Jan 2017

Doctor of Health Science, University of Birmingham

1 Sep 20081 Sep 2011

Award Date: 18 Oct 2012

Master in Science, Bangor University

1 Sep 200731 Aug 2008

Award Date: 31 Aug 2008

Bachelor of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

1 Sep 200230 Jun 2006

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006


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