Favourite Thing: Facilitating people to think independently about science and the world they live in.
University of Limerick (2010 – 2014). The Institute of Physical Therapy & Applied Science (2010 – 2014). University of Limerick (2005 – 2009). CBS Tramore Secondary School (1999 – 2005).
PhD Exercise Science. BSc Physical Therapy. BSc Sport & Exercise Science. Irish Leaving Certificate (A-Levels Equivalent).
Athletics Ireland. The Irish Instiute of Sport. The University of Limerick. The University of St. Mark and St. John. Coaching Ireland. The International School of Choueifat, Qatar.
Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Rehabilitation Science.
Leeds Beckett University.
Me and my work
I investigate the role of exercise in health and ageing and also seek to understand the factors which affect sports performance and sports injury.
My Typical Day
I lecture degree and masters students studying the science behind sport and exercise therapy and sports medicine. I also conduct research studies in these areas.
What I'd do with the money
If I was to win the competition, and hopefully I will! I would use the money to fund a community engagement event at the University to showcase our students work.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, motivated, curious.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Florence and the machine.
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Inter-railing around France and Spain with friends.
What did you want to be after you left school?
A sport and exercise scientist.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
I started running aged 16 and became really curious as to how my fitness was improving.
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
A sports journalist.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To remain healthy enough to live life to the full. To have a family who are happy. To run a sub 3 hour marathon.
Tell us a joke.
They say you are what you eat. So I bought some ready to eat peaches. And I was ready to eat peaches.