ESPP Speaker - Jessica Piasecki - 10th February 7pm
Topic: Nutritional importance for athletic longevity
We are delighted to announce the next speaker at our Enhanced Sports Performance Programme (ESPP). Jessica Piasecki will present on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm. All AKS students are welcome to join.
Jessica is currently a lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She has a PhD in Physiology from Manchester Metropolitan University, Aug 2018, and a Masters by Research degree, Manchester Metropolitan University July 2014.
Jessica has over 16 publications in scientific journals and is involved in a wide range of research projects investigating physiological outcomes of male and female athletes as well as health in older age. She teaches across all levels of Undergraduate and postgraduate courses at NTU on topics such as sport science, metabolism and nutrition.
She has also competed in athletics to a high standard since she was 16 years old, achieving her first Great Britain vest at the Euro XC champs in 2006. From here she had a successful junior career competing at the World XC and euro Track champs as a junior.
As an Under 23 she won the Euro XC champs in 2012 and as a senior has competed for Great Britain at the European Cup 10,000m challenge, has competed in Diamond league events in London and Birmingham and has gone on to become British Half marathon champion in 2015.
In 2019 she won the Florence Marathon and is currently the 3rd fastest British female marathoner of all time.
Our Enhanced Sports Performance Programme (ESPP) was launched in November to address the physical, psychological, technical and tactical aspects of sport. The programme is aimed at all students, whatever their sporting interest, by drawing on the technical and professional expertise of sports science specialists, alumni and local professionals.