School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Events

7 March 2019

Inspiring women in sport, psychology and human biology

About this event

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our panel of inspirational women will share their career journeys within the fields of sport, psychology and biosciences. Learn more about the possible career paths within these industries and explore how you might enter a particular profession and climb to a senior position. Hear inspirational stories and take away useful tips and contacts.

 Hear from panel members

  • Alison Oliver‌, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust

    Alison gained a first class degree from Loughborough in PE, Sport Science and Geography. Following graduation, Alison started her career as a PE teacher. She then went on to work as Head of Physical Education at Millfield School, Deputy Director for Sport at the University of Bath, and Director of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust.

  • Dr Vicky Thakordas-Desai, Pathway Lead & Clinical Supervisor for Multisystemic Therapy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

    Before working in child psychology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Loughborough psychology graduate Dr Vicky Thakordas-Desai previously worked as a Forensic Psychologist for HM Prison Services. 

  • Miriam Pedersen-Smith, Customer Experience Manager, South Street Asset Management Limited

    Miriam completed her Msc in Sport Management at Loughborough University and her previous roles have included: Deputy Event Director for RunForAll, and Development, Competition and Events Manager for England Handball.

  • Dr Ines Varela-Silva, Senior Lecturer in Human Biology, Loughborough University

    Dr Varela-Silva worked in academia in Portugal and the USA before lecturing at Loughborough University. She is Director of The Maya Project, a Loughborough University social enterprise platform focused on the biosocial realities of the Maya in Mesoamerica.
  • Amy Walmsley, Rugby Programme Manager, Sport Development Centre, Loughborough University

    Amy graduated in Exercise and Health from Staffordshire University and worked for British Gymnastics for 10 years, as a Programmes Officer and then climbing to the role of Performance Manager. She has also had experience working in Health Promotion for Stoke PCT. Amy now works as Rugby Programme Manager at Loughborough, supporting the development and delivery of Loughborough Students’ rugby with responsibility for Performance Operations and all ‘off-pitch’ elements of the rugby programme. 

We hope you will leave this event feeling motivated and confident in your abilities to succeed. There will be an opportunity for networking and refreshments will be provided. 

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