I lecture in Public Health and Health Promotion within the CCCU Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care having joined the team in 2018. I have a special interest in physical activity and health, obesity, and behaviour change with a background as a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation and morbid obesity programmes for the NHS. I gained my first degree from Liverpool John Moores University in Sport Science and a MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation from the University of Essex attaining a distinction and the Alan Rustige Award for Academic Excellence. I earned the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences ‘Accredited Sport Scientist’ status and I have level 4 REPS status in cardiac rehabilitation, lower back pain management, and obesity and diabetes. I am currently studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice and am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.