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Dr Kirsty Elliott-Sale

Exercise Physiology

Nottingham Trent University



Kirsty Elliott-Sale completed her undergraduate degree and PhD (in Exercise Physiology) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Her PhD examined the effects of female reproductive hormones on muscle strength and since then her work has mainly focused on female athletes. She worked as a Lecturer at Brunel University and the University of Brighton before undertaking a four-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Kings College London. She joined Nottingham Trent University in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer.

In addition to her research on female athletes (the Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport), Kirsty's work in recent years has involved designing exercise interventions for weight management in overweight and obese pregnant and postpartum women. She is the Head of the Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.