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.

Andy Galloway

Sport Science Intern

Andy is a sport and exercise science student from the University of Bath undertaking a year-long industrial placement. He is currently working on a research project in women's football and as well as playing basketball, he aids Surrey Scorchers with community coaching.

Georgia Lucey

Sport Science Intern

Georgia is a sport and exercise science student from the University of Bath undertaking a year-long industrial placement. She is currently working with the Harlequins vision specialist on a concussion intervention and as well as playing hockey and tennis she is also a professional tennis umpire. 

Chloe Dawson

Nutrition Intern

Chloe is a nutrition student from the University of Surrey who is undertaking a year-long industrial placement. Her nutrition interests include exploring the effect of nutritional supplements on exercise performance, as well as the use of different nutrition and exercise strategies to reduce body fat and build muscle. Practising what she preaches, Chloe can be regularly found in the gym or snacking on a high-protein shake.

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.