Dr Jennifer Cooney

Lecturer - Sports Physiologist

Contact info

Email: j.cooney@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 388517

Bio: I am a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences and a certified Health Coach.

I am interested in understanding how much our daily habits and our lifestyle impact our health and well-being, both in the short and long-term. I am interested in understanding human behaviour and what we can do to help people make lasting lifestyle changes. I am also interested in what we can do to improve our health and well-being, regardless of our age and current health status. 

I am a member of the Schools Health and Well-being group, a member of the British Renal Society Rehabilitation Network and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

 

Overview

I am a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences. After completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Bangor University in 2013, I completed my post-doctoral studies working as a Research Officer on the national UK PEDAL Trial (PrEscription of intra-Dialytic exercise to improve quAlity of Life in patients with chronic kidney disease) in collaboration with Kings College Hospital, London.

As a Health Physiologist and certified Health Coach, I am interested in understanding how much our daily habits impact our health and well-being, both in the short and long-term. I am interested in understanding human behaviour and what we can do to help people make lasting lifestyle changes. I am also interested in what we can do to improve our health and well-being, regardless of our age and current health status. My research to date focuses on investigating the beneficial effects of physical activity in older adults and people living with additional health challenges including arthritis, cancer, chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

I am also very passionate about the promotion of exercise as part of routine care within our National Health Service and have recently completed the MOVE project (http://move.bangor.ac.uk/).

I am a member of the Schools Health and Well-being group, a member of the British Renal Society Rehabilitation Network and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

Teaching and Supervision

  • JXH 1028 Physical Activity and Health
  • JXH 2024 Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • JXH 4001 Exercise is Medicine
  • JXH 4008 Supervised Experience
  • MSE 1023 Anatomy for Sport Science

Module Co-Ordinator for:

  • JXH 3047 Disability Sport and Rehabilitation

Research

My research interests include interventions to enhance general health and wellbeing and specifically research investigating the beneficial effects of physical activity in older adults and people living with chronic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, cancer and diabetes.

I am also very passionate about the promotion of exercise as part of routine care and have recently completed the MOVE project (http://move.bangor.ac.uk/).

Personal

Can usually be found walking Pico/mountain biking/road cycling around beautiful North Wales!

Other

Qualifications

  • Health and Wellness Coach (Institute of Health Sciences)
  • Fellow (Higher Education Academy)
  • PhD Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • BSc Sport Science (Hons)

Contact Info

Email: j.cooney@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 388517

Contact Info

Bio: I am a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences and a certified Health Coach.

I am interested in understanding how much our daily habits and our lifestyle impact our health and well-being, both in the short and long-term. I am interested in understanding human behaviour and what we can do to help people make lasting lifestyle changes. I am also interested in what we can do to improve our health and well-being, regardless of our age and current health status. 

I am a member of the Schools Health and Well-being group, a member of the British Renal Society Rehabilitation Network and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

 

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