Cannot believe I've got to the final two among these amazing scientists!
The Hermitage School, Co. Durham 1999-2006, Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc 2009-2012, PhD 2012-Current
BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology. Physical Training Instructor (Territorial Army)
PhD Student (MMU)
My research is about High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. This is a type of
exercise that is very hard but we think that it makes people fitter and
healthier, much faster than walking or jogging for long periods does. I test
young and old people, fat and thin people, pretty much everyone! Then I see how
they are healthier and fitter.
My Typical Day:
I drink a lot of coffee, watch people do exercise, take their blood and possibly do some exercise myself.
Most days I will have a person in the lab who I will be testing. First, I’ll take a
blood sample from them with a needle (not as scary as it sounds!). After that I’ll
take pictures of their muscle inside their leg to see how big it is and how
much fat the person has in their body. Then I’ll test how strong they are and
how fit they are. The person then is usually pretty hungry and very tired so
they go on their merry way and I analyse all of the information I have gathered
from them to see how fit and healthy they are. It’s kind of like a full body
What I'd do with the prize money:
I’d buy a school science department lots of shiny, new equipment so they can do awesome experiments in their lab.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Planner, Thinker, Happy
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once for forgetting my maths book, explains why I’m so bad at maths.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Bastille, at the moment….
What's your favourite food?
Has to be Indian food
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be a millionaire, Play for Sunderland AFC, Do this job for the rest of my life.
Tell us a joke.
Who are the coolest blokes in the hospital? The Ultra-Sound guys!