Originally I am from the coastal town of Canvey Island in Essex and moved near to Lancaster when I started my undergraduate course in 2011.
I have many hobbies outside of academia but I have a particular interest in water-sports. I took up both sailing and power-boating in 2008. When I sail I crew on a Hurricane 5.9 catamaran dinghy for my sailing partner Mark. Most often we sail at my local club (when in Essex) but try to compete in as many other Open Meeting and TT events as possible. We at least try to attend the Nationals events as a minimum.
My other hobbies include badminton and swimming. I hope to start playing squash after Christmas as well.
I live in the Yorkshire Dales National Park so am surrounded by stunning countryside. When time permits I like to explore new parts of the countryside that I haven't seen before.