Favourite Thing: Apply findings from research to make a difference to athletes health and performance
Stanney High School, Ellesmere Port
Bangor, University of Wales (undergraduate); Brunel University (PhD)
British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, Human Kinetics, Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University
Conduct research into whether asthma medication is performance enhancing and test elite athletes for exercise induced asthma
Me and my work
Make athletes perform better by making there lungs work as efficiently as possible
My Typical Day
Mixture of collecting research data, writing research papers, working with PhD students and testing elite athletes
What I'd do with the money
Try to get as many people as possible more knowledgable about Sports Science and the way athletes use it
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, sporty and inquisitive
Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?
Athlete – It’s the role everyone interested in sport want to play. Scientist do great work and support performance but you can’t beat the feeling of competing and performing on the biggest stage.
If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?
Super Fast – I was always given stick for my pace on the football pitch and it would be nice to show one or two of those people dishing it out a thing ot two.
Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?
100m sprint – Because its the event I love to watch most at the Olympic Games
What did you want to be after you left school?
I didn’t really have a specific job. I just wanted to something that I was personally interested in and presented a challenge so I could leave my mark
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
Not particulary. I was never a saint but generally a good boy.
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Improved the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory issues (such as exercise induced asthma) that elite British athletes experience.
Tell us a joke.
Me winning the 2012 100m Gold Medal