Claremont High School
The University of Glasgow
Strathclyde University, Loughborough University and University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
Simply put I love working in the lab. Having a research question that nobody has the answer for and trying to find out the answer through a variety of experiments. When you do find the answer you get a wonderful feeling of satisfiaction.
Me and my work
I investigate ways to make our muscles stronger, hearts healthier and to keep our immune systems in top shape!
My Typical Day
Teaching students, working in the lab and paper work!
What I'd do with the money
Organise for schools in the Aberdeen area to come to our research labs for tours and demonstrations of science.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Tall, Scottish and Enthusiastic
Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?
Scientist – it is just far more fun!
If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?
That is a hard question – i will get back to you on that one!
Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?
100m sprint – to be the fastest man on earth would be nice!
What did you want to be after you left school?
I had no idea at all. I just like exercise and science.
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Won a prize for the best presentation at my first ever conference.
Tell us a joke.
What do you do if you find a trumpet growing in you garden? Root it oot!