Richard Phillips

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Primary & Secondary Education
Job title: Sport and Exercise Scientist
Subject of study: Sport and Health Sciences
Year of graduation: 2011
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Nord Anglia International School

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

It’s taken a varied route! Training to be a pilot, teaching science, working in an office as an administrator, running, cycling, attempting Ironmans, now a health science researcher at Kingston University London; with an online educational consultancy ApexIQ. LTD via

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

Helping others with knowledge gained, seeing positive improvements with lifestyle interventions.

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

Just that the lecturers were very passionate and knowledgeable; leaders in their fields. So a lot of prestige and information to digest.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Facilities were great.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Reputation, high ranking University.

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

Competitive outlook, working well with others, presentation skills, inquisitive thinking; advanced theory.

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

Have an unrelenting passion, fail at something big.

What are your plans for the future?

To take sport nutrition to the general population via Lifestyle interventions, weight loss, strength and endurance training. Perhaps, a few books on health and fitness to amazon. 🙂


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