Surrey Human Performance Institute

Our people

Joe Wainwright

Laboratory Manager

Joe studied Human Biology with Sport Science at St Mary’s University College and has experience in leading and delivering evidence-based Sport Science support to a variety of performance athletes and teams. A member of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is working to gain accreditation in Exercise Physiology. His specific research interests lie within sleep and exercise and the modulation of sleep for optimal physical performance. A keen sportsman, competing in hockey and triathlons in his spare time.

Annabelle Emery

Clinical Exercise Scientist

Annabelle completed a Masters in Clinical Exercise Science in 2015, and is REPs qualified as an Exercise Referral Specialist and Cancer Exercise Specialist. Her research interests centre on the use of exercise as a prehabilitation and rehabilitation tool during the cancer treatment pathway. She is currently involved in a number of projects delivering exercise sessions to oesophageal and prostate cancer patients, and teaches circuits classes on the Fit for Living programme at Surrey Sports Park.

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.

Ben Trigwell

Sport Science Summer Intern

Ben is a Sport and Exercise Science student from the University of Surrey undertaking a summer long internship. His interests are rehabilitation, sports nutrition and exercise recovery. He enjoys looking into how cold water immersion can be used as a post-exercise recovery method and also how other forms of water immersion can be used to improve recovery. He loves playing hockey in his spare time for the University of Surrey and Guildford.