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Malika joined BU in 2017 to start her PhD in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. She completed her BSc Sport Science at the University of Brighton in 2009 and graduated from the University of Winchester with a distinction in MSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science in 2014. She has worked as a sport and exercise science lab technician, and also as a PTHP lecturer at the University of Winchester. Malika supplemented her teaching experience by completing a PgCert in Learning & Teaching in HE, achieving the status of Fellow of the HEA in 2016.
She has been a research assistant on a number of projects including examining physical activity and health data for a County Sports Partnership, assessing the benefits of active workstations, analysing differences in muscle architecture between somatotypes and the reliability of using ultrasound for measurement, and the reliability and validity of NIRs placement in analysing executive function in relation to EEG at rest and during exercise. Malika is also an ISAK Level Two Anthropometrist, trained as a technician in the measurement of body composition, and assists in teaching Level One ISAK courses in the UK and Ireland...
She has recently moved into more health orientated research, and before joining BU assisted academics in setting up an exercise and education clinic for stroke survivors in Winchester. She was also involved in collating impact evidence for projects looking forward to REF 2021, which gave her the passion to produce her own research that can have a real life impact outside of academia. She is continuing along this path at BU examining the effects of using a slow and deep breathing intervention with women who have pregnancy-induced hypertension. She has joined the BU Research Ethics Committee as the PGR representative, the iWell research center steering group and become the Physiological Society rep for BU. As part of the Nuffield Foundation Research Placement she supervised 2 students in the summer programme.more
PhD Thesis: Acute and chronic effects of slow and deep breathing upon women who have pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Felton, M., Hundley, V., Grigsby, S. and McConnell, A., 2021. Effects of slow and deep breathing on reducing obstetric intervention in women with pregnancy-induced hypertension: A feasibility study protocol. Hypertension in Pregnancy.
- Felton, M., Hundley, V. and McConnell, A., 2019. Acute cardiovascular responses to slow and deep breathing in healthy women. In: Physiology 2019.
- Brock, K., Felton, M., Stone, K., Fryer, S., Brown, H., Cotterill, S. and Faulkner, J., 2018. Within day reliability of single position near infra-red spectroscopy probes varies dependent on position. In: British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference.
- Ryan-Stewart, H., Felton, M., Crane, A., Cotterill, S. and Jobson, S., 2016. Reliability of the Terason ultrasound for measurement of muscle thickness and pennation angle. In: BASES Conference.
- Felton, M., 2015. The frequency effect of carbohydrate mouth rinse on cycling performance. In: BASES Conference.
- Batten, J., Felton, M. and Stevens, M., 2014. An exploration of the informational cues individuals utilise to form an initial impression of fitness professional. In: BASES Conference.
- The Physiological Society, Rep for Bournemouth University
- iWell steering group PGR member, iWell Research Centre (Integrative Wellbeing)
- PGR Representative, University Research Ethics Committee
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Pint of Science
- Festival of Learning
- Bournemouth Airshow
- NIHR Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), 03 Sep 2019
- Automatic External Device (AED) First Aid Training, 01 Aug 2019
- International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Level Two Anthropometrist, 01 Dec 2016, Level Two Anthropometrist (Technician - Full Profile)
- PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Winchester, 2016)
- MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science (University of Winchester, 2014)
- BSc (Hons) in Sport Science (University of Brighton, 2009)
- Gold BU Researcher Development Award
- American Physiological Society, Member,
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Member,
- Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow,
- International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), Level Two Anthropometrist,
- The Physiological Society, Member,