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Emily Wharton

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Science

I am a first-year postgraduate researcher in the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences and Applied Research Collaboration with the North West Coast (ARC NWC). I graduated with an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science, achieving a Distinction classification, and completed my Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) achieving a 2:1 at Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently working full-time as a PhD researcher at LJMU. My PhD project aims to evaluate the role of socio-economic status on stair fall risks in older adults due to COVID-19 restrictions, social isolation, and home confinement. The project intends to use both quantitative and qualitative methods.

PhD project title: The Role of Socio-economic Status on Stair-Fall Risk in Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Supervisory Team: Prof. Constantinos Maganris, Dr Thomas O'Brien, Dr Richard Foster, and Dr Clarissa Giebel

Public Health Advisors: Asan Akpan and Justine Shenton


2020, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, MSc, Applied Sport and Exercise Science
2019, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science