Alongside teaching her modules accredited with CIMSPA, Bobbie also has focused teaching with the Strength and Conditioning degree. Where she currently teaches on the Strength and Conditioning in practice modules for undergraduate students, as well as supervises 3rd Year undergraduate dissertation projects. Bobbie is also a strength and conditioning coach associated with the Sports Scholarship programme at the university.
Bobbie began her journey in the fitness industry as a self-employed personal trainer before starting her undergraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning, here at the University of Central Lancashire. Throughout her degree, she continued personal training and developed her experience as a strength and conditioning coach by working with a variety of athletes. Including, but not limited to, long-distance runners, team sports players (mainly rugby and Hockey) sprinters, Olympic weightlifters and Powerlifters.
In 2017, Bobbie graduated with her undergraduate degree and began her MSc by research. Whilst completing this postgraduate degree Bobbie established her own Strength and Conditioning coaching business and now continues to coach predominantly strength athletes and elite level powerlifters across the country. Furthermore, since 2017 Bobbie has been invited across the country to deliver guest lectures and seminars on various topics within Strength and Conditioning and the sport of Powerlifting. Through this experience, Bobbie went on to complete her teaching qualifications. Whilst she completed this qualification she worked as a lecturer at Burnley College where she developed her knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessing in the field of sport and exercise sciences.
In the summer of 2017, Bobbie completed a research internship with Dr Jonathan Sinclair, which resulted in numerous publications in the field of Biomechanics. Bobbie has since been part of research looking at the effects of tart cherry and blueberry juice on cardiometabolic health. After completing her MSc (by Research) Bobbie is currently in the process of publishing her research in Olympic weightlifting and is due to begin her PhD in September 2022.
Alongside Bobbie’s teaching, coaching and research she also competes internationally for Team Great Britain in the sport of Powerlifting. Bobbie is currently ranked 2nd in Britain and was a bronze medallist in the most recent world championships held in Sweden, in 2021. At this championships, Bobbie broke a squat world record of 180.5kg which solidified her gold medal in this lift. Bobbie hopes to extend this record and continue to climb the rankings at the next world championships, which she has recently been selected for and will be held in South Africa, in 2022