Position: Head of Research


Sam holds a dual role as the Head of Research for Team Novo Nordisk and a Research Fellow at the University of Bern, Switzerland.


Originally from the UK, Sam completed his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University before moving to Toronto to undertake postdoctoral research in the area of type 1 diabetes and exercise. During his studies, Sam won multiple awards, including a prestigious Young Investigator Award at the European College of Sport Science annual meeting in both 2017 and 2018.


Sam’s role within Team Novo Nordisk is to lead and coordinate the research activities. His aim is to apply the findings from the multiple research projects he is involved with in Bern to push the boundaries of what is possible for athletes living with type 1 diabetes through improved performance and diabetes management. He is also working to disseminate this research to the wider diabetes and cycling communities to support Team Novo Nordisk’s mission to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes.