Katrina gained a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science and French from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2013. She then went on to complete her PhD entitled ‘The acute and Chronic Effects of Isometric Exercise on Haemodynamic, Autonomic and Cardiac Function in a Pre-Hypertensive Population’ from the same institution in 2017.
Katrina joined the University of Kent as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in 2021. Prior to this, Katrina worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University. During this time, she worked on research projects exploring wellbeing and diabetes, the use of assistive technology, and physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum. She has also led a number of research evaluations of physical activity and wellbeing promotion interventions in schools, community and sports team settings. Katrina also completed her PGCHE in 2019.
Katrina is interested in the use of physical activity as an alternative or adjunctive therapy in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. To date her research has explored novel and short duration activities that may offer lasting health improvements at population level. From her research experience, she maintains an interest in physical activity promotion and health education.
SPOR3550 Research in Sport and Exercise
SPOR5270 Exercise for Special Populations