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Doctor Danielle Lambrick

Dr Danielle Lambrick

Associate Professor

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Dr Danielle Lambrick is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences (SoHS), at the University of Southampton. She completed her BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2006) and subsequently her PhD in Sport and Health Sciences (2010) at the University of Exeter, UK.

Danielle was appointed Lecturer (2010) then Senior Lecturer (2014) at Massey University in New Zealand. Danielle led large-cohort (300+ students/annum), mixed profession modules in Human Biosciences (‘Normal-’ and ‘Impaired Body Function’), as well as profession-specific modules within the BSc Sport and Exercise Programme, including ‘Advanced Exercise Physiology’ (I & II) and ‘Sports Nutrition’. Danielle joined the University of Southampton in 2015, and is longstanding Module Lead of the shared, large-cohort (350+) ‘Foundations of Health Sciences for Physiotherapy’, -Occupational Therapy, -Podiatry, and -Cardiac Physiology modules (x4). She is also Deputy Module Lead for the ‘Foundations of Health Sciences for Nursing Practice’, and ‘Applied Health Sciences for Physiotherapy’, -Podiatry and -Cardiac Physiology modules (x3). Danielle also teaches into a number of other undergraduate and postgraduate modules across various programmes in the SoHS, contributing expertise in anatomy and physiology as it relates to health and disease, as appropriate.

Danielle has a strong research track record with 70+ peer-reviewed publications in high-impact international journals. Her expertise lies in the application of physical activity for the prevention, treatment, and management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and other long-term conditions, across the lifespan. Her predominant research focus is in primary prevention of NCDs, engaging with children and adolescents to promote health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviours, including increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary time, for good health, following a lifecourse approach. She also has a keen interest in secondary prevention, and in the effectiveness of physical activity and lifestyle interventions for cardio- and cerebrovascular populations (e.g., stroke, TIA). Danielle’s activities in research focus on Global Health challenges. She was a founding member of New Zealand’s first secondary-prevention clinic for stroke and TIA, and in the UK, she is an external collaborator with the HELP (Health Enhancing Lifestyle Programme) Hampshire Stroke Clinic, a community-based exercise and education initiative to support stroke and TIA patients in the management of their symptoms. Danielle’s extensive network of collaborators across high- and low-middle income countries facilitates major projects, including promoting a community of practice around Lifelab – an initiative to educate young people in lifelong health – and understanding the social determinants of NCDs in Nepal to leverage change at local and national level, through community-based physical activity and lifestyle interventions.

Danielle has expertise in conducting objective, non-invasive, physical (e.g., anthropometric) and physiological (e.g., cardiopulmonary exercise testing, arterial stiffness, oxygen uptake kinetics) quantitative measures of health, physical activity (e.g., accelerometry), and mental health and wellbeing, and in various study designs (e.g., mixed-method RCT, survey).