Declan was awarded a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University.
He completed his PhD at the Health, Exercise, and Active Living Research Centre (now Research Centre for Musculo-Skeletal Sciences & Sport Medicine), Manchester Metropolitan University in 2018. Declan’s doctorate research explored the relationships between older adults’ sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and cardio-metabolic profiles.
Declan joined the University of Northampton’s Sports Subject Area in 2019 to create and deliver exercise and health related topics, whilst continuing his research into older adults’ physical activity and health status.
Declan’s research featured in the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines 2019 Update report and in 2020, he was awarded the University of Northampton’s Diamond Research Awards Early-Career Researcher of the Year.