Current Employer/Organisation Name
Centre for Appearance Research – University of the West of England
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I graduated from the University of Exeter with a 2.1 in BSc Psychology in 2016. After graduation, I worked at the Pituitary Foundation; a charity which provides information and support to pituitary patients. I then completed my Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Bath (2017/18) and graduated with a distinction. I am now working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England (UWE).
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I chose to work is research based on my enjoyment of undertaking my dissertation and an internship during my undergraduate degree. I most enjoy the fact that I can really mould my job to how I learn/perform best and the ability to be flexible with this.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
Member of: Mind your head, PsySoc, BodySoc, and Exeter Student Volunteering (chronic pain project).
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I most enjoyed the health psychology module during my final year which led me to undertake a Masters in Health Psychology and work in this area. My highlight was undertaking an internship at the Mood Disorders Centre during my second year and working with the same supervisor on the same project for my dissertation.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Working and experiencing University life with such a range of people definitely helped to build my team working skills and understand that not everyone learns or performs the best in the same way, and how to use each others skills to the whole teams advantage. It taught my that I am detailed focused and work well with people who aren’t as detailed focus and instead see the bigger picture more clearly.