Thomas Browne

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Insurance
Job title: Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Subject of study: Exercise and Sport Sciences
Year of graduation: 2016
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

AXA Health 

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

After leaving Exeter in 2017, I started my first job with AXA as a Physiologist (Jan 2018). I was promoted to Programme Lead Physiologist in Dec 2018 and following this I was successful in my application for my current role as a Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager in Apr 2022. 

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

I chose this career path due to the rewarding nature of helping people to be healthier and ultimately the best version of themselves. My previous role as a Physiologist involved personalised 1-2-1 health coaching for anyone that wanted support and accountability (including but not limited to; helping to improve blood cholesterol, blood pressure, and/ or body composition by dietary and lifestyle advice). 

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

In my final year while studying towards my masters degree at Exeter, I was the president of the volunteer group – Action After Stroke.

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

All tutors and lecturers throughout my studies were brilliant. They were continuously supportive and extremely knowledgeable.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The great amount of contact time with staff for lectures and seminars. 

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose Exeter because it is part of the UK’s elite Russel Group of research-intensive universities and due to the university being globally recognised as a prestigious higher education institution.  

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

I developed confidence in my ability and key skills to comfortably transition into my initial job as a Physiologist for AXA which has since allowed me to progress further in my career. 

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

To be patient for the right opportunity to arise after graduating. 

What are your plans for the future?

To progress further in the corporate world, promoting health and wellbeing and continue to support more people to be happier and healthier in the workplace and at home. 

 

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