I am part of the technician team that oversees the Sport, Exercise and Nutrition laboratories and associated technical provision for both teaching and research. I am also the lead technician for the Centre of Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) located on the ground floor of the Sinclair Building.
I ensure that all labs and equipment within them are correctly maintained, calibrated, reliable and accurate and all health and saftey documentation such as risk assements, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) and standard operating procedures are created, updated and stored correctly.
Day to day I am involved with set up, calibration and clear down of equipment for teaching and research practical work, train other member of staff and students on how to use equipment and technical procedures and loaning out equipment for field work.
Teaching and supervision
- Applied Human Nutrition (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
- Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
- Nutrition (BSc (Hons))
- Sport, Physical Activity and Health Promotion (BSc (Hons), DipHE, CertHE)
- Sport and Exercise Science (BSc (Hons))
- Sport, Coaching and Physical Education (BSc (Hons))
I assist with all practical classes across our taught degrees in Sport, Exercise and Nutition, demonstrating techniques, carrying out participant care and teaching students how to use equipment
Within the MOReS Centre, I aid students and faculty undertaking research fieldwork with preparing/maintaining/ordering equipment.
I facilitate practical data collection for various research projects through technical support across our laboratories
Memberships of professional bodies
Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Accredited BSc Degree
I conduct testing and athlete feedback as part of Oxford Brookes' Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy. Within the MOReS department I also work in tandem with researchers working in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to aid their research projects.
After graduating Oxford Brookes in 2018, I worked within a similar role to my current one until the pandemic hit, whereby I left to work in various management roles within diagnostic laboratories performing a high volume of PCR testing for COVID-19 throughout all of the lockdowns. Now, COVID is a thing of the past and I am back and better than ever.