Speaker: Nutritional needs of the female athlete
Kirsty completed her undergraduate degree and PhD in Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University. Her PhD examined the effects of female reproductive hormones on muscle strength and since then her work has mainly focused on female athletes. She worked as a Lecturer at Brunel University and the University of Brighton before undertaking a four-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Kings College London. Kirsty joined Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in September 2009. In addition to her research on female athletes (the Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport), her work in recent years has involved designing exercise interventions for weight management in overweight and obese pregnant and postpartum women. She is an Associate Professor of Female Physiology and the Head of the Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group at NTU.