Dr Natalie Brown

Dr Natalie Brown

Research Officer, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 987801
Open Plan Office - B201
Second Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Natalie Brown is a research assistant for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science. She works predominately with Sport Wales, leading on research with Female athletes and the impact of the menstrual cycle on sport participation and performance.

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Areas Of Expertise

  • Female athletes, impact of the menstrual cycle
  • Vascular occlusion for competition preparation and recovery
  • Pre-competition strategies

Career Highlights


Welsh institute of performance science related projects

Elite female athletes experiences and perceptions of the menstrual cycle

Female coaches experiences of the menstrual cycle

Menstrual cycle education in schools across the UK

Concussion in female rugby players

Effectiveness of menstrual cycle coach education 

Brown, N. Knight, C.J. & Forrest, L.J. (2020). Elite female athletes' experiences and perceptions of the menstrual cycle on training and sport performance. Scan J Sports Med & Sci, 00, 1-18.

Williams, N., Russell, M., Cook, C.J. & Kilduff, L.P. (2018). The effect of ischemic preconditioning on maximal swimming performance. J Strength Con Res, [Epub ahead of print].

Williams, N., Russell, M., Cook, C.J. & Kilduff, L.P. (2018). The effect of lower limb occlusion on recovery following sprint exercise in academy rugby players. J Sci & Med in Sport, 21(10), 1095-1099.

Russell, M., Williams, N. & Kilduff, L.P. (2017). Chapter 10: Priming match-day performance strategies for team sports players. In Turner, A. & Comfort, P. (ed). Advanced strength & Conditioning: An evidence-based approach. Abingdon: Routledge. 151-167. 

Kilduff, L.P., West, D.J., Williams, N. & Cook, C.J. (2013). The influence of passive heat maintenance on lower body power output and repeated sprint performance in professional rugby league players. J Sci Med Sport, 16(5), 482-6.