Steve Faulkner

5.30am start today for testing, good session and a lunchtime swim done!

Favourite Thing: Answer questions, get working in the lab and generate some interesting data and results



Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge 1995-2002


University of Birmingham 2002-2005, Manchester Metropolitan University 2006-2008, Loughborough University 2009-2012

Work History:

Massey University, New Zealand; The University of Birmingham


Loughborough University

Current Job:

PhD Student

Me and my work

I look at a combination of environmental and thermophysiology and how it influences sports and human performance

My Typical Day

Early start in the office, testing in the lab, swim,bike or run over lunch then number crunch before swim, bike or run after work.

What I'd do with the money

Try get school childeren to realise that science is not dull and boring and can really be lots of fun!

I’d hopefully arrange for some school groups to come into the lab to see what I do on a daily basis or come and visit your school and bring some of my equipment with me and do some fun science with you in your school.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Fun-loving, passionate, excitable

Who is your favourite singer or band?


What is the most fun thing you've done?

Lived and worked in New Zealand for 12 months-it’s an amazing place

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

1) to be successful 2) to be happy in life 3) to be able to take hold of every opportunity that comes my way

What did you want to be after you left school?

A professional sportsman

Were you ever in trouble in at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Got to work with some amazing athletes

Tell us a joke.