NTU lecturer Dr Jessica Piasecki selected for Tokyo Olympics

NTU lecturer Dr Jessica Piasecki selected for Tokyo Olympics

 April 15, 2021

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Dr Jessica Piasecki, a Nottingham Trent University Senior Lecturer from the School of Science & Technology, has been selected to run the women's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jessica is also long-distance runner who competed in the senior women's race at the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in Aarhus, Denmark, and won the Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon held in the Czech Republic and the Florence Marathon held in Italy.

"Dreams really do come true. Absolutely over the moon to have made it here. Bring on Tokyo! Thank you to so many people who have helped me along the way!" said Jessica.

A career in sport, exercise and health

Jessica Piasecki Olympics Tokyo

At Nottingham Trent University, Jessica is a lecturer in Exercise Physiology within the Sport Science Department. She is a member of the Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group that produces high quality, impactful research relating to the effects of exercise and diet on the musculature and skeleton.

Jessica is module lead for the undergraduate module “Food and Healthy Eating” and contributes to other Nutrition and Applied Exercise Physiology modules across undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She has a strong research interest in Exercise Physiology and Exercise for ageing and, currently, has over 10 peer-reviewed publications.

Externally, Jessica is part of the “Power Group- National Institute of Women’s Health and Performance” which has formed in recent years to encourage collaborations between researchers and clinicians with similar interests, all aiming to provide the best solutions for female athlete health in sport and combat.

In response to the news, Nottingham Trent University tweeted: "Congratulations to our very own Jessica Piasecki. We are rooting for you Jess, go smash it!"

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