Callum Aaron O'Malley is a second-year student within the Division of Natural Sciences at the University of Kent. His thesis encompasses the physiological, neurological, and psychological dimensions of the effort phenomenon. Through a greater understanding of effort, his research has begun to trial new interventions to help promote exercise participation across sedentary populations and improve adherence, for further health and environmental benefits.
Callum’s doctorate and undergraduate work has been presented at numerous conferences and events. In 2019, his work received the Dean’s Student Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments in his field. Alongside his doctorate research, Callum also teaches Anatomy and Physiology at his university.
Aside from academia, Callum has led and engaged in multiple educational outreach programmes, in Kent and Greater Manchester. These have involved supervising laboratory projects with local schools as well as delivering interactive educational sessions to regional colleges from deprived areas.
He is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) representative, and as part of this role he has introduced and directed new initiatives to support fellow student and professional members. Callum is also a keen athlete and has competed regularly in athletics and volleyball.