Alex Tuck, BSc Respiratory Physiology

What did you enjoy the most about studying at Swansea University?

I enjoyed the placement aspect of course the most.

What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?

You learn all the necessary skills needed for a respiratory physiology job;

  • Performing lung function tests
  • Six minute walk tests
  • Limited PSGs
  • Skin prick tests

What have you gone on to do since graduating?

  • Band 6 High Wycombe.
  • Locum respiratory physiologist across England.
  • One year contract in Abergavenny as sleep technologist.
  • Locum respiratory physiologist across England.

Where are you currently working?

I am currently locuming. Upsides of the job are: the pay is amazing, and you get a feel for how various departments work-standards, and staffing levels.

What would your advice be to new students entering the college?

During training try and go to as many meetings/conferences as possible. Respiratory physiology is a small profession, it’s good to get to know people before you qualify, as this will keep you a step ahead of the game.


Alex completed her Respiratory Physiology degree in 2012.