Lizzy Parker

Lecturer in Clinical Sciences and Nutrition and PhD candidate

Lizzy is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Chester, studying for a PhD investigating the area of Sedentary Behaviour and Cardiometabolic Health.

Qualifications

  • MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology Liverpool John Moores University
  • BSc Sport & Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology) Edinburgh Napier University
  • PG Certificate – Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (ongoing)

Overview

Lizzy completed a BSc in Sport & Exercise Physiology at Edinburgh Napier University, followed by an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University.  During her studies Lizzy completed her undergraduate dissertation investigating the use of submaximal cycle ergometer tests to predict treadmill VO2max and postgraduate thesis entitled Systematic Review of the use of CPET in risk stratification of major abdominal surgery patients.

Following her passion for physical activity and health, Lizzy worked as a Health & Wellbeing Physiologist for Nuffield Health prior to assuming her post at University of Chester.

She has also been involved with cardiac screening events and cardiovascular research throughout her studies, carrying out resting and exercise ECGs with athletes as part of pre-participation and investigating the effect of prolonged endurance exercise on cardiovascular structure and function. 

Research

Lizzy’s PhD research will investigate sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic health;

  • including acute and chronic vascular and metabolic responses to sit-stand desk work,
  • UK office workers’ perceptions of sit-stand desk work,
  • and feasibility and acceptability of sit-stand desks to reduce occupational sedentary time and impact upon health.

PhD Supervisor: Prof John Buckley, Dr Mike Morris, Prof Lynne Kennedy