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Georgie Bruinvels

Research Associate

Biography

Georgie completed a BSc (Hons) in Physiological Science at the University of Bristol in 2010. During her degree, she focused on extreme physiology, the cardiovascular system and muscle, migration and motility. After this she spent three years working for UK Anti-Doping at the head office in London, this included completing a secondment during the London 2012 Olympics.

Georgie then returned to academia to complete her PhD, focusing on iron deficiency, the menstrual cycle and the female athlete at University College London (UCL). Now she is a visiting researcher at St Mary's, spending some time working as a physiologist with a number of international athletes in the Centre for Health, Applied Sport and Exercise Science (CHASES) laboratory and the Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC).

Her research is mainly focused around how the hormonal fluctuations that occur throughout the menstrual cycle affect all aspect of female physiology. She also works as a Research Scientist at Orreco, working with a whole range of athletes across both Olympic and professional sport, while also leading the science behind their female athlete programme, FitrWoman. 

As an international athlete herself, Georgie feels passionate about her research and finds herself well-positioned to relate to the athletes with which she works.