Dr Fergus Guppy
Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 641631
I completed my undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Heriot-Watt University in 2008, and during this time I gained experience working in both an applied, as an Assistant Fitness Coach for the Scottish Rugby Union before the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and research setting through my final year project. This developed into wanting to work in academia, after a brief dalliance with the idea of working in Medicine.
After graduating, I was fortunate enough to work for the England and Wales Cricket Board, a relationship that exists to this day, training a new generation of Young Cricket Officials. This then developed in to overseeing all Umpire and Scorer training across England and Wales. During this time, I also worked with the England Team during the 2009 World T20.
I left the ECB in January 2010 to start my PhD examining the effects of exercise and creatine supplementation on bone density, metabolism and body composition in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University. Initially only part funded, I paid my way by acting as a Teaching Assistant, as well as a Liason Officer for International Cricket Teams while they were touring the UK, spending time with the Indian “A” team and the Sri-Lanka National Team.
Following the completion of my PhD in 2014, I started working for the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences as a Lecturer in Human Physiology, teaching on the Biomedical Science, Biological Sciences and Biology (Hastings) degree schemes. In 2016 I became a Senior Lecturer in the school.