As a sport and exercise enthusiast, I enjoy teaching and research in sport and exercise contexts. To date my professional outputs include 61 papers published in peer reviewed academic journals, 3 books, 14 book chapters, and 11 professional papers. In 2014, at the University of Wolverhampton's Vice Chancellors Awards for staff excellence, I was runner up for the 'Excellence in Research' award, subsequently winning this award in 2017. In 2013 I was nominated by students for the 'above and beyond' – teaching excellence award, and in 2018 I was nominated for the 'dissertation supervisor of the year' award.
I am registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council. Other certifications include; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology) and a Chartered Scientist. I was made a Fellow of BASES in 2015. I have provided services as an accredited sport psychology consultant for more than 20 years, predominantly working with junior national athletes in sports such as Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Judo, Hockey, and Netball. In recent years I have become increasingly involved in helping individuals (young to older adults) to reap the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.