1st winner - oral presentation

University of Exeter, GBR
Dietary Nitrate Supplementation Enhances Muscle Efficiency during Knee-Extensor Exercise in Humans

Personal details: Born on 2nd May 1985 in Swansea, GBR.

Academic vita: I graduated with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) in 2006 and received the best academic profile of my cohort.  In 2008, I graduated with a MSc. degree in Sport and Exercise Science from UWIC and received the award for the best dissertation project of my cohort.  In 2007, I was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship to study for a PhD at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor Andrew Jones.  My thesis has investigated pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics as a determinant of exercise tolerance in humans.  A number of my PhD investigations have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Physiology and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  In addition to winning the 2010 Young Investigator Award (YIA) at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) conference for my oral presentation, I was the recipient of the best student oral presentation at the 2009 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Employment: Currently a Graduate Research Fellow within the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter.

Reseach interest: Fatigue.