Lucy Tofield

Country: United Kingdom
Job title: Operations Manager
Subject of study: Psychology
Year of graduation: 2012
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Project Restore

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Wow, where to start! I am worked in a variety of roles including mental heath, leadership development, travel and I am currently working for an organisation that facilitates restorative justice where sexual harm has occurred. I have been living in New Zealand for the past 6 years. I am now completing a Masters in Health Psychology to pursue my career in this field.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Moving abroad and travelling / experiencing life has really been my focus for the past few years, as well as studying a counselling course and completing my yoga training. I am ready to actively pursue my Health Psychology career and am excited for this and the future!

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

The swimming club

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

In my final year I completed a module called Aspects of Consciousness. I really enjoyed this module and the overall learning experience that the University provided.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

It was a long time ago now!! But I generally loved the campus atmosphere and the teaching was always high quality.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The campus and the course being well recognised and high quality.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

How to analyse data and self-manage my workload. Being able to relate to people from all different backgrounds and be self-sufficient.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Although not all my roles seem to link with Health Psychology directly, I have learnt alot from every role I have done and am happy I have gained a range of experience in different roles which I know have given me many skills which will be useful in my future career.

What are your plans for the future?

To compete my MSc and start my stage 2 training in Health Psychology, including a PHD to become a Health Psychologist.


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