Sam Carr

Favourite Thing: Conducting experiments that help me to better understand how people think, feel, and behave…and the importance of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours people have in relation to their lives.



Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge…err…1994 ish


Lancaster University…got my final PhD degree in 2005

Work History:

University of Northampton, Marjon University College, Moscow, Russia, University of Bath


University of Bath

Current Job:

Lecturer in Sport and Social Sciences

Me and my work

I am a psychologist and a person who has a strong interest in all kinds of relationships.

My Typical Day

My typical day will involve: lecturing students about psychology, colelcting and analysing data, and writing articles and books.

What I'd do with the money

Use it to help me with a project I’m working on looking at how coaches influence athletes’ stress responses.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Thoughtful, calm, confident

Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?

A scientist…because you grow into it with age…as an athlete, age eventually gets you :-)

If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?

I would have a body that was resistant to all known forms of disease, decay, and age-related damage.

Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?

100 m mens final. Because it is always the highlight of the Olympics for me and always has been.

What did you want to be after you left school?

A footballer

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Yes, of course…more times than I can remember.

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Written a book on the importance of human relationships in sport.

Tell us a joke.

My name’s “nuff” and I’m a fairy…fair enough?