Director of Research
Nicola is a co-founder of CP Active, director of research, and lecturer in health, wellbeing and physical activity. Nicola has studied communities around the world and how they remain active and wants the UK to lead the world in its strategy to combat inactivity. Nicola is responsible for leading all the research elements and creating the innovative programmes that help people to become more active in their daily lives.
Nicola has been researching, implementing and evaluating programmes related to physical activity for 25 years. Nicola brought the first sociologically-based child obesity intervention programme to the UK in 2004 and has worked with Leeds University, Stirling University, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Leeds Trinity University, as well as with Sport England, Sport Scotland, StreetGames and Mini Mermaids UK.
Nicola is currently a visiting lecturer at Leeds Trinity University and an associate lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, as well as a director of Mini Mermaids UK Running Club. Nicola has completed many triathlons, several ultra-distance events, marathons and duathlons over the past few years.