I read for a B.Sc in Sport Sciences at Brunel University, England, and then completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Georgia (UGA), U.S.A. Following the completion of my Ph.D., I accepted a Clinical Research Fellow position with the Lipid and Diabetes Research Group at the University of Otago Medical School in Christchurch. My primary research focus is cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and prevention, particularly the development of noninvasive techniques to assess endothelial function and arterial stiffness. I am an exercise physiologist so firmly believe that the best prevention for CVD (and many other diseases) is exercise.