Tess Morris

What is your job?

For the last year, I’ve been working as a ‘Performance Scientist’ at GSK. I specialise in the physical preparation of elite athletes and develop science programmes to improve their performance.

How did you choose your career?

I knew that I wanted to work in sport from a very early age. I have always loved sport. Later, I came to love science also, especially at university. I think science is so diverse and there is so much to know. I love to learn and then apply that learning to my work. I did a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies and Performance and then a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.

What do you like best about your job?

I love working with such a diverse group of talented athletes and other extreme individuals. I also love managing research to add to our knowledge base about specific topics.

What’s your next goal?

My goal at the moment is to finish my MSc and then do a PhD.

What’s your advice for budding scientists?

Remember to be critical and evaluate everything: don’t take ‘facts’ for granted!

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