Dr Chelsea Batty

Principal Lecturer / Professional Lead Peripatetic

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Dr Chelsea Batty is the Principal Lead for the Sport and Exercise Sciences dept and Principal Lecturer in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology where her main research focus is on clinical exercise physiology.

Chelsea completed her PhD at Leeds Beckett University which explored exercise fidelity in cardiac rehab. She also explored dietary intakes, physical activity levels, sedentary behaviour and endothelial function.

Chelsea is a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist with chartered scientist status and is the consultancy and research lead for the dept.  Her hobbies include powerlifting and exercise instructing.

Research Interests

Cardiac rehabilitation, exercise prescription, dietary analysis, diet education, high intensity, interval training, exercise testing 

Research Projects

Title Role Description From/To
Project U- Evaluation of free gym access on mental well being and physical activity levels Lead Researcher Investigating the impact of free gym memberships on depression and physical activity levels in depressed, inactive individuals 2023 - 2025
Evaluation of digital prehab for patients entering exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in North Wales Lead Researcher Providing patients with digital videos prior to starting their cardiac rehabilitation exercise classes, measuring patient recall of intensity/duration targets. 2022 - 2025


Name Role Company
Richard Lewis Co-Investigator Wrexham University
Costas Tsakirides Researcher Leeds Beckett University
Theocharis Ispoglou Researcher Leeds Beckett University
Michelle Swainson Researcher Lancaster University
Sara Hilton Co-investigator Wrexham University


Year Publication Type
2022 Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Is a Little Encouragement Enough?, [DOI]
Batty (nee Moore), Chelsea;Tsakirides, Costas;Swainson, Michelle;Buckley, John;Theocharis, Ispoglou
Peer Reviewed Journal
2021 Engagement in familiarisation sessions of the 15-m multi-stage fitness test on estimated VO2max scores, Journal of Sport Sciences. 
Chelsea Moore;Richard Lewis;Christopher Wallace;Liam Mansell
Conference Publication
2021 Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Is A Little Encouragement Enough, BACPR Conference. 
Chelsea Moore;Said Ibeggazene;Karen M Birch;Costas Tsakirides;Michelle Swainson;John Buckley;Theocharis Ispoglou
Conference Contribution
2021 Evaluating the effectiveness of performance profiling in amateur badminton players, BASES Student Conference . 
Matthew Jones;Tom King;Chelsea Moore
Conference Contribution
2020 UK cardiac rehabilitation fit for purpose? A community-based observational cohort study, BMJ Open, 10. [DOI]
Ibeggazene, Said;Moore, Chelsea;Tsakirides, Costas;Swainson, Michelle;Ispoglou, Theocharis;Birch, Karen
Peer Reviewed Journal
2020 Dietary education provision within a cardiac rehabilitation programme in the UK: a pilot study, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 15. [DOI]
Chelsea E Moore;Costas Tsakirides;Zoe Rutherford;Michelle G Swainson;Karen M Birch;Said Ibeggazene;Theochairs Ispoglou
Peer Reviewed Journal
2018 Does UK Cardiac Rehabilitation Provide An Effective Stimulus For Change?: , Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. [DOI]
Said Ibeggazene;Chelsea Moore;Michelle G Swainson;Costas Tsakirides;Theochais Ispoglou;Karen M Birch
Conference Publication
2017 UK outpatient community based cardiac rehabilitation: fit for purpose? , EuroPrevent Conference. 
Said Ibeggazene;Chelsea Moore;Costas Tsakirides;Karen M Birch
Conference Contribution
2017 Habitual physical activity levels in cardiac rehabilitation patients: Does the current standard programme facilitate an increase in activity levels?, BACPR Conference. 
Chelsea Moore;Said Ibeggazene;Michelle G Swainson;Costas Tsakirides;Theocharis Ispoglou;Zoe Rutherford;Karen M Birch
Conference Contribution
2017 Dietary intakes of Phase III cardiac rehabilitation patients during a six-week exercise training programme, International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference. 
Chelsea Moore;Costas Tsakirides;Michelle Swainson;Said Ibeggazene;Karen Birch;Theocharis Ispoglou
Conference Contribution
2016 Recovery intensity prescribed using the lactate threshold during high intensity interval exercise, Journal of Sport Sciences. [DOI]
Chelsea Moore;Kevin Deighton
Conference Publication
2015 Executive function following acute exercise at different intensities., Journal of Sport Sciences. [DOI]
Rachel McDonald;Chelsea Moore
Conference Publication

Honours and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
2021 PhD Leeds Beckett University
2015 Msc Sport & Exercise Physiology Leeds Beckett University
2013 Bsc (Hons) Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition University of Leeds

Professional Associations

Association Function
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Sport and Exercise Science


Name From/To
Wrexham University Research Ethics 2022
Academic Board 2023


Employer Position From/To
Leeds Beckett University Graduate Teaching Assistant 2015 - 2018
Leeds Trinity University Lab Technician 2013 - 2015


Institution Qualification Subject From/To
Leeds Beckett University PhD Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 2015 - 2021
Leeds Beckett University MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology Sport & Exercise Physiology 2014 - 2015

Journal Reviewer or Editor

Journal Name Activity
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing Peer Reviewer

Consultancy & Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Client Description From/To
Multiple Sport and Exercise Science consultancy 2018

Outreach Activities

Title Description Organisation
Cardiac Rehabilitation: is a little encouragement enough? Exploring if verbal encouragement is sufficient to enable patients to meet desired exercise targets in cardiac rehab exercise classes  
A Digital Beat: Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Digital Age Chester SciBar: A Digital Beat: Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Digital Age Chester SciBar
SARCA Symposium Talk: Exercise Intensity Guidelines in UK Cardiac Rehabilitation  

Teaching Interests

Exercise prescription, exercise fidelity, exercise testing, supplement use, vascular function, cardiovascular disease, diagnosis, cardiac rehabilitation 

Programs/ Modules Coordinated

Title Subject
Academic Discovery - Building Strong Research Ideas SPT523
Exercise Prescription and Referral for Clinical Population SES601
Physiological Responses to Training and Testing SPT524
Physiology in Extreme Environments SPT628
Introduction to Sport, Exercise and Health FAW418
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology SPT414