Lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Science, University of Westminster
I am a lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Science at the University of Essex and have both a BSc (hons) and PhD in Sports and Exercise Science. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My research interests are focused on the role of natural environments in facilitating physical activity and whether being active in green spaces (Green Exercise) can provide additive benefits for health and wellbeing. I am also interested in the role of Green Exercise in reducing stress and improving health and wellbeing in vulnerable groups of people such as those with mental ill-health, children with attention difficulties, those who have experienced homelessness, abuse or addiction and those with physical illnesses.
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