Greatest achievements – Being awarded an MSc degree in Physiotherapy and completing an Ironman Triathlon.
Favourite treat – Gooey chocolate brownies.
Embarrassing fact – I have appeared on ITV’s ‘Dinner Date’.
Academic interests – Critical thinking, behaviour change.
I have been helping hundreds of clients to lose weight and improve their health and performance for 15 years. My main aim is to empower people to master and take control of their health and wellbeing for good.
Whilst studying physiotherapy, my hospital placements provided me with a key insight into the clinical importance of regular healthy behaviours for both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Working as a physiotherapy assistant at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club Academy in Edinburgh also provided me with great experience in an elite-level sporting institution.
My pursuit to help maximise people’s quality of lives has allowed me to spot numerous opportunities. I am one of only a few stroke survivor trainers in Scotland for ARNI (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury), a charity set up to offer support to stroke survivors suffering from physical and mental health issues after they have been discharged from the NHS.
I have studied the link between attitudes, beliefs and behaviour in great detail for a number of years, whilst completing a BSc in Applied Sports Science at University of Edinburgh, and an MSc in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. This experience, combined with my work as a research assistant at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University has inspired me to conduct my own research study one day.
"I was looking for a trainer that looked at the whole person not just the exercise part and thought the rounded approach Health By Science takes might just work for me."
"For me it was about more than achieving weight loss goals and he has been great at encouraging small lifestyle changes that have made me healthier and happier."
“Before I started training with Health by Science I was playing around with all sorts of fad diets which never achieved anything sustainable. When I started, I would never have believed that the results we’ve achieved would have been possible.”