Dr. Diane Cooper
I am a clinical exercise physiologist with a degree in Sports Science and Health and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism. My PhD research focused on developing the optimal lifestyle intervention for weight loss and health, and I continue to be an active researcher in this area. I coordinated and lectured on the BSc Sports Science with Exercise Physiology in Athlone Institute of Technology from 2011 to 2018. I lecture predominantly in the areas of exercise physiology and metabolism, and clinical exercise physiology, and I continue to supervise masters and PhD students in these areas. In 2015 I was invited to be part of a metabolic research team working on European Space Agency Funded bed rest studies, this work is ongoing. I have been a partner in True Fitness since 2008 where I predominantly design and deliver our True Transformation healthy living programmes, our suite of ‘Train the Trainer’ courses, a range of health, fitness and sporting performance workshops, conduct human health research studies, and oversee our sports science clinic. Any spare time I have is spent training for ultra-endurance events. Two of our events for charity included kayaking around Ireland (1,000 miles – 14 to 17 hours per day for 40 days) in July 2014, and cycling around Ireland (2,100 – 15 hours per day for 7 days) in August 2015. My passion is health and fitness and teaching people to develop and sustain healthy lifestyles and achieve things they never thought possible.