Dr Rehana Jawadwala

Senior Lecturer - Sports Nutrition

Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Central Lancashire.
P.G. Diploma, Learning and Teaching in HE, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
MSc, Sports Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, 2002
P.G. Diploma, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, NMIMS, India, 2001
BSc, Applied Nutrition [Sports Nutrition] SVT College of Home Science, India, 1998

Overview

Before joining the department as a lecturer in Sports Nutrition, Rehana worked in the commercial fitness industry in India, where she was involved in various nutrition counselling and teaching related activities for over 6 years. She then joined The Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES) at University of Central Lancashire where she taught on a number of undergraduate modules in Sports Science and Exercise, Nutrition and Health degrees along with reading towards a Ph.D. degree. Her research involves studying the effects of calcium supplementation on substrate metabolism in endurance sport.

Rehana is also engaged in various sport science consultancy activities such as nutrition counselling and physiological testing for elite and professional rugby football players, cycling and other long distance sports.

Rehana is actively involved in various public engagement and science communication activities. She was a British Science Association Media Fellow in 2007 working at the Daily Mirror, Science Media Centre and Royal Society press offices. She has been involved in the judging of the British Science Association Perspectives Poster competition in 2008 and the National Science Competition held by the DIUS (BIS) since its inception in 2009.

She is actively involved in the Researcher-in-Residence and the Science and Engineering Ambassador scheme.

Professional Memberships:
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)/ SEDA
American College of Sports Medicine
Nutrition Society
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
Physiological Society

Teaching

MSc Weight Management

MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science

Research

Sports Science
Substrate metabolism in endurance sport
Ergogenic aids

Education
Science education Policy in HE
Science curricula

Published work

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., Lowe, N. and Robinson, P. (2011) Effect of calcium supplementation on cycling performance in 10 mile time trials. FASEB J March 17, 2011 25:608.1 (Experimental Biology Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA)

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., Lowe, N. and Robinson, P. (2011) Effect of calcium supplementation on body composition of highly trained athletes. FASEB J March 17, 2011 25:354.3 (Experimental Biology Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA)

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., Lowe, N. and Robinson, P. (2010) Effect of calcium supplementation on cycling performance in 25 mile time trials. Journal of Sports sciences (BASES Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK)

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., and Lowe, N. (2009) Effect of calcium supplementation on body composition and total energy expenditure during submaximal exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41: 5 (ACSM Annual Conference, Seattle, USA)

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., and Lowe, N. (2008) Effect of calcium supplementation on substrate metabolism during submaximal exercise. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67: E371 (Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK)

Jawadwala, R., Atkins, S., and Lowe, N. (2008) Is Calcium Ergogenic? Faculty of Science and Technology Annual Research Conference. Scientific Proceedings, University of Central Lancashire. (Prize winner) (UClan Postgraduate Research Day, Preston, UK)

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Appleby, Y., Dyke, J., Hewertson, H., Jawadwala, R., Pilkington. R., McCandless, P., McGovern, E. (2009) The UCLan Guide to Pedagogic Research, UCLan PRF

Jawadwala, R. (2011) Dietary Calcium – A potential ergogenic aid? Book chapter in Duncan M. J. (Ed.) Trends in Human Performance Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 9781616685911