Tom was part of the Great Britain team for downhill mountain biking in 2013-2014, through which he attained a university sport scholarship. His main interests were sport and exercise physiology, which he continued to pursue throughout his time as an undergraduate. Tom’s final year dissertation focused on the effect of nitrate supplementation on supra-maximal sprints in elite level cyclists.
He graduated in 2016 with first class honours and continued at the university as a research student. He is working on his PhD with a specific interest in concussion and the link to accelerated brain ageing.
Since December 2019, Tom has been a Research Assistant at the Neurovascular Research Laboratory alongside submitting his PhD thesis.