Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
I have been teaching exercise physiology, research methods and physical activity and health for four years since I completed my PhD investigating energy expenditure in wheelchair athletes at Loughborough University.
I enjoy teaching all aspects of physiology from the epidemiology of physical activity and health at a population level to the nutritional and training aspects of elite performance.
I provide nutritional education to the Learning Disability Cricket Squad and have always enjoyed providing support to athletes and the general population regarding nutrition and physiological testing.
- PhD Physiology – Loughborough University
- MSc Sports Physiology – Liverpool John Moores University
- BSc Hons Sports Science – Liverpool John Moores University
- Lecturer for Exercise Physiology (level 4), Dissertation preparation (level 5) and Sport Science Support (Level 7)
- I am the link tutor for Colleges within the Department
- Energy expenditure in wheelchair athletes and wheelchair propulsion
- Physiology of wheelchair athletes
- Nutritional support for LD England Cricket
- Croft, L, Lenton J, Tolfrey, K, Goosey-Tolfrey, V. (2013). The effects of experience on the energy cost of wheelchair propulsion. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 49(6), 865-873.
- Croft, L., Dybrus S., Lenton, J. and Goosey-Tolfrey, V. (2010). A comparison of the physiological demands of wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 5(3):301-315.
- Croft L, Bartlett JD, MacLaren DP, Reilly T, Evans L, Mattey DL, Nixon NB, Drust B, Morton JP. (2009). High-intensity interval training attenuates the exercise-induced increase in plasma IL-6 in response to acute exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 34(6):1098-107.
- Morton JP, Croft L, Bartlett JD, Maclaren DP, Reilly T, Evans L, McArdle A, Drust B. (2009). Reduced carbohydrate availability does not modulate training-induced heat shock protein adaptations but does upregulate oxidative enzyme activity in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(5):1513-21.
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences article in The Sport and Exercise Scientist, issue 27, Spring 2011. The supervised experience scheme, two heads are better than one. pg. 24.
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences article in The Sport and Exercise Scientist, issue 28, Summer 2011. Disability sport – a focus on physiology testing. pg. 10.
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