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Faye Walker

Research Associate - Occupational Performance Research Group

Faye Walker


Faye Walker is a Research Associate with the Occupational Performance Research Group (OPRG) where she primarily works on the delivery of research projects for the British Army. Faye is also a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and has gained a wide range of applied experience working with athletes and clients such as Lucozade Ribena Suntory and TomTom. Prior to joining OPRG, Faye completed her MSc at Bangor University where she worked as part of the Extremes Research Group. Her research predominately focused on investigating the effect of repeated muscle damage on the body’s ability to thermoregulate in subsequent heat stress.


2012-2013 MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Hons), Bangor University

2009-2012 BSc Sport Science (Hons), Bangor University

Key Publications

Dolci, A., Fortes, M.B., Walker, F.S. et al. (2015). Repeated muscle damage blunts the increase in heat strain during subsequent exercise heat stress. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115: 1577.


Faye has research interests in the following areas:

  • Applied and occupational physiology
  • Extreme environments
  • Elite performance

Research Output


Maroni, T. D., Siddall, A. G., Rue, C. A., Needham‐Beck, S. C., Walker, F. S., Greeves, J. P., Wardle, S. L., Fieldhouse, A., Myers, S. D. and Blacker, S. D. (2024) Beyond change scores: Employing an improved statistical approach to analyze the impact of entry fitness on physical performance during British Army basic training in men and women. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 34 (4). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1600-0838 10.1111/sms.14610

Vine, C., Rue, C. A., Walker, F. S., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D. and Doherty, J. (2023) A comparison of physical performance during one- and two-person simulated casualty drags. Applied ergonomics, 110. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1872-9126 10.1016/j.apergo.2023.104001

Waldock, K. A.M., Lee, B. J., Powell, S. D., Wardle, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Maroni, T. D., Walker, F. S., Looney, D. P., Greeves, J. P. and Potter, A. W. (2021) Field Validation Of The Heat Strain Decision Aid During Military Load Carriage. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 134. ISSN 0010-4825 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104506

Conference or Workshop Items

Rue, C. A., Needham-Beck, S., Maroni, T. D., Ashdown, K., Lee, B., Walker, F. S., Osofa, J. I., Doherty, J., Vine, C., Wardle, S. L., Greeves, J. P., Saunders, P., Fieldhouse, A., Blacker, S. D. and Myers, S. D. (2023) A Comparison of Role-Related Physical Fitness Between British Army Recruits and Trained Soldiers. In: University Of Chichester Research Conference 2023, 5th & 6th July 2023, Bognor Regis Campus. (Unpublished)

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