This podcast is sponsored by a University of Portsmouth Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant.

Music: "Unity" by Kevin MacLeod from Film Music

License: Creative Commons

It’s all well and good talking about academic research, but what does it really take to be a dual career athlete? In this episode, Dr Dan Brown interviews Dr Zoe Saynor about her experiences as a Harlequins Ladies player in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, and about her career as an international renowned academic. How does she manage to balance the two?

Dan and Zoe also explore topics from the early implications of professionalism in women’s rugby union, to injury rehabilitation and the role of the sport psychologist.