I describe myself as a ‘pracademic’, a coaching practitioner with an academic approach to solving ‘real world’ coaching problems.
Prior to my appointment in November 2015, I was a coaching and education officer at British Cycling, working on diverse projects at both participation and high-performance levels. I also worked as a sport and exercise scientist (physiology) at the sportscotland Institute of Sport, primarily with Scottish Cycling and the Scottish Rugby Union but also in swimming, snow-sport, curling and tennis.
I am a British Cycling coach education tutor, a Chartered Scientist and an active professional member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
My coaching expertise lies within endurance sports and I am an active cycling and triathlon coach working with a number of high-performance athletes. I also support and mentor other coaches and help with coach development at club level. Reflecting my diverse experiences in sport, I am on the advisory board of Youth Charter for Sport, a charity which focusses on social and human legacy development programmes and projects globally.