so excited to be in the final of I'm a Scientist! Thank you to all who voted for me...looking forward to next week and hopefully lots more questions and votes! :)
Meoncross School (1990-2003) and Peter Symonds College (2003-2005)
University of Gloucestershire (2005-2008), Brunel University (2008-2009) and Loughborough University (2009-2012)
Lots of different places including hotels, swimming pools, America, and universities
I’m a PhD Student in Sport and Performance Psychology but I also do lots of little jobs that involve delivering and writing about Sport Psychology
Favourite thing to do in my job:
Try to figure out how people’s brains work and what goes on inside the World’s best athletes’ heads when they’re under lots of pressure to do well in their sport
I use psychological science and apply it to sports. I teach students at Loughborough University and work alongside a number of athletes to try and help them perform as best they can in competitions
My Typical Day:
Every day is different but I always make sure I have a good breakfast to fuel me for the day! I might be out and about collecting data with athletes or in the office crunching numbers or analyzing interviews from athletes.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I’d like to organise and run some Sports Psychology sessions for people of all ages to explain the psychological side of the London Olympics. I’d also like to make some educational videos to use science to inspire young people to be active and take up a new sport!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, enthusiastic, adventurous
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a Vet or a doctor
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes! I talked a lot!