looking forward to the chat later this morning!
Highbury County Secondary School (now Wyvern College), Wiltshire
University of Chichester, (1993-1996), Sports Studies (with coaching science)
The Laboratory Spa and Health Club, Eastbourne College of Arts and Technology
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology
My Typical Day
My 5 month old baby normally wakes me up early!
After that, I could be teaching students, marking their work, interviewing athletes, writing a book chapter, or entering some results on a computer. It is really varied, which makes it enjoyable!
What I'd do with the prize money
I’d like to produce a DVD for parents!
Often when athletes are young, the person/people travelling with athletes to competition are their parents or guardians. Parents can influence the emotions athletes have by the things they do and say. The DVD would be a guide to helping athletes arrive at competition in the best frame of mind possible!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Calm, motivated, inquisitive
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I had a week’s lunchtime detention for kicking a stone around the playground at junior school after a spongeball was confiscated! I’m still astonished!
Tell us a joke.
How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but the lightbulb must want to change!