CHX Science Director
Chris works closely with Damien and leads development of content for all CHX Performance programmes. He manages and coordinates the CHX science team, ensuring that the programmes reflect the latest scientific research and that the sciences all work in unison to achieve improved mental performance.
He is one of the very few research academics that has extensisve corporate experience, and has achieved academic excellence in both physiology and psychology.
Having originally graduated in Sports Science he then completed a Phd in Sports Psychology. Chris is now Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Canterbury Christ Church University and Director of Research at UK Active, a not for profit organisation that seeks to promote exercise for improved physical and mental health. Chris is also a highly qualified and experienced personal trainer and coach who loves nothing more than working with clients in the experiential learning environment.
CHX Lead Dietician - Chamonix
Rebecca is lead dietitian for all CHX Performance programmes in Chamonix, enabling clients to draw on her 15 years of experience working in the public and private sector, corporate businesses and sports.
Rebecca began her career in 2002 as a clinical dietitian building her experience working within the NHS. She then specialised in sport, graduating with an MSc in Sports Nutrition at Loughborough University and also obtained a Sports Nutrition diploma with the International Olympic Committee.
For the past 6 years Rebecca has run her own consulting business and contracts have included private health practice and health promotion, specialist weight management services to tackle the obesity crisis, writing an online nutrition module for a university masters degree, delivering workshops for Triathlon England Coaches, working with the GB climbing team, developing nutrition strategies for an ultra running world champion She also maintains her clinical expertise and works as a Locum Dietitian.
She first headed to the mountains of Chamonix in 2005 to build on her experience in sport nutrition and joined the British Ski Academy. This led her to working for Sport Scotland Institute of Sport as a Performance Nutritionist helping Olympic athletes optimise their nutrition for training and competition. This led to Rebecca supporting at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.
It’s not all about work and Rebecca’s choice of career direction reflects her enjoyment of taking part in sport and adventure. She has competed in ultra running races and likes to get out into the mountains climbing, skiing or mountain biking. She loves nothing better however than enjoying a run with her retriever collie cross dog ‘Lumi’ (Norwegian translation of ‘Snow’).
CHX Chief of Sleep
Charlotte is in very high demand on all CHX Performance programmes! She is our resident expert in sleep and its impact on cognitive function and physical performance. She also delivers on the CHX seminar programme.
Charlotte completed her PhD in Physical activity and Human movement science and has spent the past six years dedicated to research in the field of Sleep. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Geneva University Hospital and Geneva University Medical School, as well as being a Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University. Her work with CHX involves analysis of sleep whilst in camp, followed by 1-2-1 consultation to advise on how to improve quality of sleep for optimum performance.
CHX Associate Professor
Emma is a member of the CHX Science team and works closely with Chris and Damien in developing and delivering the CHX seminar programme. She is Associate Professor at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford and Fellow in Human Sciences at Wadham College.
Emma has pioneered research on the links between group movement and exercise, social bonding and cooperation, and performance and she regularly consults with business and the public sector. She has an infectious curiosity and passion for understanding how humans bond through physical exercise and team challenges, and how strong social bonds can boost health and physical performance. These questions sit right at the heart of the CHX programmes.
Emma grew up on the Northern Irish coast, where she first developed a love of outdoor adventure. She has lived and researched in many different parts of the world, including Poland, Tuvalu, Netherlands, and Brazil. Her earliest, most loyal and adventurous friend was her border collie, with whom she headed to the beach at every opportunity. Exercise and sport have always been a big part of her life, including her social life (dancing counts!). She is happiest when cycling high mountains with a tent strapped to the back of her Thorn Nomad bike and only a vague sense of itinerary. She is married to Pete, who, conveniently, runs about as fast as she cycles.
CHX Lead Nutritionist - UK
Theresa is Performance Nutritionist for CHX in the UK and before this worked in corporate finance for many years before training as a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. After graduating she soon realised that optimal health was more than just nutrition. “The individual should be seen and supported as a whole”. This is when she decided to obtain qualifications to help her clients in every aspect of good health: Thoughts, Movement and Nutrition. Theresa then gained qualifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and as a CHEK Functional Exercise Coach.
Theresa works as Nutritional Therapist for Nuffield Health Medical Centres onsite at JP Morgan in London, as well as delivering a range of client interventions from workshops and training to public speaking. Partners include Mercedes Benz F1, Kitchen Cut, Body Project, Probiotics International Ltd
Her work sees her helping a range of clients from all ages, with a variety of health requirements from chronic digestive disorders to stress, hormonal health and fatigue, as well as sporting goals and weight loss. She has presented many sports, general nutrition/health seminars and workshops to a number of corporate businesses in the UK, including government departments, universities and schools. Because of her corporate background, Theresa is particularly qualified to work with clients suffering from stress and its associated health concerns.
Co-founder and CHX Nutritionist - Chamonix
Alison has worked as a registered Nutritional Therapist since 2007 and has worked for private clinics on Harley Street and in the City. For the past 8 years Alison has predominantly been with Nuffield Health as a clinical nutritionist providing advice and support to individuals and the corporate market, working with businesses such as Allen & Overy and Cadbury’s.
Alison is now CHX resident nutritionist, leading discussions on nutrition and performance and working 1-2-1 with clients where needed. She works closely with our chef to ensure that the nutrition for each group is healthy, balanced, fresh and fun!