Member, British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.
Regularly reviewed manuscripts for the most prominent journals in the disciplinary area of integrative physiology, cardiology and sport and exercise science, including British Medical Journal, Journal of American Medical Association, Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, Expert Review in Cardiovascular Therapy, BMC Medical Genetics, Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, European Journal of Sports Science and Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease.
Refereed fellowship applications for the Medical Research Council (MRC), and project grants for Irish Health Board, Medical Research Council and BBSRC.
Invited to present at a number of international conferences, including those of the European Society of Cardiology, International Diabetes Federation, European College of Sports Science. In 2017, invited to speak at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Accepted invitations to present at a number of national conferences including British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, British Cardiovascular Society / British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
First or senior author on a number of multidisciplinary high impact and widely-cited journal articles, including Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, British Journal of Sports Medicine, British Medical Journal Open, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, European Journal of Nutrition, Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, Osteoporosis International, Bone, Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, amongst others.
Published work on the effects of exercise on the metabolic syndrome and bone health were cited in the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report (2008), for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, United States.
Received external funding from Leeds Leisure Services, Covance Ltd. Independent Clinical Trials Company, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Leeds North West PCT, and the Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust Fund.
Examined MRes, MPhil, and PhD theses at the universities of Loughborough, Warwick, Manchester, Hull, Leeds Beckett, and Catholic University of Australia.
Previously appointed external programme examiner for BSc and MSc sport and exercise science pathways at the universities of Teeside, Abertay, Kingston University and Sheffield Hallam University. Previously appointed as external programme validation panel member for sport and exercise science pathways at the Universities of Leeds Metropolitan, Lancaster and Hull.
Selected national and international collaborators;
Prof Mahmoud Loubani, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust
Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician, Head of Lipoprotein Research laboratory, Cardiovascular Research Group, University of Manchester
Dr Cordula Stover, Senior Lecturer in Immunology Infection and Inflammation, University of Leicester
Professor Katherine Cianflone, Former Canadian Chair in Adipose Tissue Biology, Laval University, Canada