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Health & Exercise Physiology

09.2012 – 01.2018        Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Thesis: The maternal cardiovascular system at rest and in response to functional hemodynamic testing during healthy pregnancy

Supervisory team: Dr. Eric J. Stöhr, Prof. Rob E. Shave and Dr. Karianne Backx;

Advisor: Prof. John R. Cockcroft

Recipient of ‘Best thesis and Viva Voce (defense)’ in the School of Sport and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate

Teaching Higher Education

01.2015 – 06.2016        Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom


  1. Practical teaching tasks enhance student engagement and exam performance within a sport science programme

  2. Formative assessment and feedback: pre-examination essay question practice and subsequent feedback improves final year summative examination performance

  3. Student’s perceptions of the importance of sex differences and subsequent recommendations to improve inclusivity within the content of a sport and exercise science curriculum.

Supervisor: Dr. Karianne Backx

BSc. (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

09.2009 – 06.2012         Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Self-directed research project: Cardiac structure and function across the menstrual cycle at rest and during exercise.

Supervisor: Prof. Rob E. Shave

First class honours and recipient of the Programme Award for Academic Performance (equivalent to Valedictorian)

Equivalent GPA: 3.87


Verified International Academic Qualifications


Vocational Qualifications

Registered Kinesiologist

Alberta Kinesiology Association

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Certified Exercise Practitioner

Recognition of exercise professional expertise

Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor (BACPR)

Qualified Phase VI Instructor

Personal Trainer Course Assessor

Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Adapting Exercise for Pre- and Post- Natal

Exercise prescription for pregnant and postpartum women

GP Referral

Exercise programs for patients with a range of medical conditions

Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor

Member of Registered Exercise Professionals (REPS)

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