Rachel's role as an Academic Associate involves teaching on a number of the physiology and coaching based modules, mainly during practical / laboratory sessions. Her research is based around the physiological responses to heating and cooling during exercise, looking closely at neuromuscular and cognitive function.
This is Rachel's first academic post, having completed her MSc at Loughborough in December 2013.
Rachel's area of research is the physiological consequences of exercise during heating and cooling. However, at present she is conducting a study looking at the reliability of the transcranial magnetic stimulation technique as a means of measuring central fatigue. This will then allow the use of this technique in future research to demonstrate the influence of both heating and cooling on neuromuscular function