Dr Rachel Churm

Dr Rachel Churm

Senior Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - A127
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Churm is a STEM lecturer in SPEX with a particular interest in molecular pathways, genetics, and biochemistry. Currently has close links within the Diabetes Research Group based at the Medical School, working in collaboration on numerous projects. Focusing on clinical research in obesity and the metabolic state specifically, within the field of exploring the inter-relationships between hormone regulation, adipocyte function and glucose homeostasis.

Dr Churm has a great passion for the exploration of habitual physical activity impact on an individual’s health and possible mechanisms for the amelioration of disease. Working in close collaboration with the NHS and external organisations, we also currently have several active research projects, with the objective to improve individual’s health through physical activity, in addition to medicinal and surgical interventions.

Admissions Tutor for Sports and Exercise Sciences, Swansea University.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Adipocyte biology
  • Hormone regulation
  • Visceral adiposity
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity in health
  • Promotion of a ‘move more’ attitude

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Rachel teaches at undergraduate level within Sports and exercise science, covering a range of topics from genetics to quantitative data analysis.

Postgraduate supervision within Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Academic Tutor & MSc Project Supervisor for MSc Diabetes Practice based at the Medical School, Swansea University.