Alice Burgin


PhD Research Student Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport and Exercise Science


Contact Details


twitter: @_aliceburgin 

Alice is a final year PhD student undertaking research in the area of physical activity and health and is investigating a novel approach to physical activity for the regulation of energy balance and weight management in inactive females. During her time at the University of Worcester, Alice has also had an active role in the Research Student Society and in organising the University of Worcester Postgraduate Research Student Conference (in both 2016 and 2017). She also has interests in science communication and knowledge transfer and recently coordinated Worcester's first Pint of Science festival.   


  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham (2015)
  • Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA)

Teaching & Research

Alice began her PhD studentship in October 2015 after completing her BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Alice's interests lie in effective physical activity strategies for health, energy balance and weight management in overweight and inactive females.

Alice's PhD has looked at the acute physiological, psychological responses and the appetite and energy balance responses to non-gym-based high-intensity intermittent exercise, specifically in overweight and inactive females. Her current project is exploring the findings further in a home-based high-intensity intermittent exercise programme for overweight and inactive females.

Professional Bodies

  • Member of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
  • Member of the Network of Early Career Researchers and Students (NESI) 
  • Member of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)


Holliday, A., Burgin, A., Vargas Fernandez, E., Fenton, S.A.M., Thielecke, F. and Blannin, A.K. (2018) Points-based physical activity: a novel approach to facilitate changes in body composition in inactive women with overweight and obesity. BMC Public Health.


Judge's choice award in the University of Worcester 'Images of Research' competition, December 2015. Title: 'The balancing act'