Surrey Human Performance Institute

Our people

David King

Clinical Exercise Scientist

David is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a a keen interest in metabolism and obesity. He has recently completed a PhD at Northumbria University which investigated glycaemia and appetite in type 2 diabetes patients. Future research aspirations include helping diabetes patients manage hyperglycaemia in a clinical setting, or contributing towards novel research in metabolic disease.

Heather Macrae

Sport Science Intern

Heather is a Sport and Exercise Science student from Loughborough University undertaking a year-long industrial placement. Her interests lie in performance and Exercise Physiology. Aside from working at the Surrey HPI she is Head Coach at Cobham Lacrosse Club and plays lacrosse for Scotland. 

 

Will Gurton

Sport Science Intern

Will is a Sport and Exercise Science student from the University of Essex undertaking a year-long industrial placement. He is interested in Exercise Physiology, specifically the biochemical principles related to exercise performance and metabolism. Outside of work he is a keen sportsman, playing tennis for Surrey Sports Park. 

Louise Jones

Nutrition Intern

Louise is a Nutrition student from the University of Surrey who is undertaking a year-long industrial placement.  Her nutrition interests include food and nutrient timing to optimise performance as well as the relationship between gut health and exercise.  She enjoys weight training and blogging about nutrition and health.

Jo Davies

Sports Psychology Consultant

Jo is an experienced sport psychology consultant who has worked alongside multiple national programmes and organisations, including TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) and AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence). She delivers workshops and courses in schools, colleges, and universities, and is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester and the University of Surrey, delivering sport psychology and psychology modules to undergraduate students.

Registered with the British Psychological Society, Jo works within the society’s professional code of conduct and sits on their Division of Sport and Exercise Committee. Jo’s professional qualifications include BSc/MSc degrees in Psychology and Sport Psychology respectively, as well as certificates in life coaching and counselling skills. Jo also continues to research and study, for both a PhD in Sport Psychology and professional HCPC Registration status.