Volos High School
University of Athens, Greece (PE and Sports Science,1988-1992), University of Sheffield (MSc Sports Coaching, 1994-1995), De Montfort University Bedford (PhD Exercise Physiology, 1997-2001), Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (MA Learning and Teaching, 2004-2008)
De Montfort University, Bedford College, Reading University, Buckinghamshire New University
Lecturing and research
My Typical Day
4-5 hours teaching lectures and labs, 2 hours admin, 2 hours lecture prep
Teaching in the classroom or the human performance lab followed by administrative work and student tutorials or meetings.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would buy a ticket for the Olympics to watch the swimming events and conduct some research during the events.
Swimming has always been my passion. I was an athlete and now swim for recreation. I attended the swimming events in Beijing in 2008 while I carried out research on visitors’ experiences at the Games. In 2005 I also carried out research on the environmental and socio-cultural impact of the 2012 Games. I would like to follow up this research and the research I conducted in Beijing but when I looked for tickets for the 2012 Olympics there were either sold out or sold at extortionate prices. With the £500 I could buy tickets to the swimming events and administer research questionnaires at the Olympic site.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Diligent, hard working, friendly
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, I was always very well behaved and attentive. I think being involved in sport helped me stay out of trouble.
Tell us a joke.
Two tomatoes walk down the street. A bus comes and runs over one of them. The other tomato says: ‘Come on ketchup!’