Cameron-Whytock, Heather

Heather Cameron-Whytock is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University (School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences), leading the Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology and Dissertation modules.

Heather’s PhD was a multidisciplinary approach to improving safety within equestrian sport, including:

  • Big data analytics (epidemiological statistics)
  • Development of standardised methodology for physiological analysis of horses
  • Physiological responses of humans/horses to the competition environment
  • Psychological response of humans to the competition environment

Heather works closely with British Eventing (UK Governing body for equestrian eventing) and has presented her research findings globally, including being invited by the FEI (world governing body for equestrian sport) to present on multiple occasions.

Heather is passionate about applying multidisciplinary approaches to solving research problems and adopts a one-health approach for reducing the risk of injury and fatality to both horses and humans involved in equestrian sport.