Professional distinctions and memberships:
2014 The UK Physiological Society’s Early Career Award
2014 Organiser of British Science Festival event (titled: Too much stress, not enough exercise: The curse of modern living).
2013 Co-Principal organiser of XV International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics (Queenstown, 11-15th Feb 2013). First time held in southern hemisphere.
2011 Winner of Fellow Award at the 17th International Hypoxia Symposia
2010 The UK Physiological Society’s International Junior Research Grant
2009 Awarded New Zealand National Heart Foundation 3-year Research Fellowship
2006 Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Best Emerging Scientist Award
Member of The UK Physiological Society, Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES).
Conference/Invited Talks (during the past 5 years)
Invited speaker for Life Sciences in Six event, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 27th November 2017 (talk entitled: How can we optimise exercise to improve brain health?)
Invited speaker for Life Sciences event, University of Birmingham, 22nd November 2016 (talk entitled: How can we use exercise to optimise brain health?)
Invited symposium speaker at UK Physiology Society annual meeting, 8th July 2015 (talk entitled: Optimising exercise strategies for the brain).
Invited talk at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 29th May, 2015 (talk entitled: Optimising Brain Perfusion and Function: Targeted intervention to improve brain health).
Invited talk for Liverpool John Moores University seminar series, 2nd March 2015 (talk entitled: Optimising Brain Perfusion and Function: Targeted intervention to improve brain health)
Speaker at Multimodal Human Brain Imaging Workshop: Techniques and Applications. University of Birmingham 8th September 2014 (talk entitled: Studying brain physiology [TCD & NIRS])
Invited speaker to research seminar series at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, 20th March 2014 (talk entitled: Optimising Brain Perfusion and Function: Targeted intervention to improve brain health)
Invited speaker for Centre for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences Seminar series, Medical School, University of Birmingham (talk entitled: Optimising Brain Perfusion and Function: Targeted intervention to improve brain health).
Speaker for University of Birmingham, Medical School’s BetheChange symposium: Exercise and Medicine: The Science Behind the Headlines (talk entitled: Train the vessel, gain the brain: Exercise for brain health)
Invited speaker for BMRES Altitude Research conference, Birmingham, November 2013 (talk entitled: Sleep and brain blood flow).
Invited speaker at the 2013 ICEE (talk entitled: Environmental stress and the brain: An overview)
The Kidney in Health and Disease Research Theme research meeting, 5th December 2012 (talk entitled: 2012 Research Expedition to Everest basecamp: Extracting the urine at 5000 m)
School of Physical Education Research Day (talk entitled: Exercising your Brain: Physical Activity and Brain Blood Flow).
Research forum at the Wellington Medical School, 2009 (talk entitled: A Paradigm Shift for Cerebral Autoregulation).
Director of the University of Birmingham Environmental Chamber facility
Member and SportExR representative on the Birmingham University Imaging Centre management committee
Member of Centre for Human Brain Health management committee (NIRS modality lead)
Member of Admissions team for School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences
Deputy Lead of Athena Swan committee, School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences