• Question: was this your dream job?

    Asked by hafz to Sally on 4 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Sally Tilt

      Sally Tilt answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      Actually I don’t know if I really knew what a prison psychologist did when I was younger, so it probably wasn’t my dream job as I didn’t exactly know about it. I do like the idea of a ‘dream job’ though and kind of wish that I could say it was!

      No one in my family had been to university and the idea of doing a job which relied on knowledge and learning was really appealing – I kind of wanted to have an office and sit at a desk! I chose psychology when I went to university as it sounded interesting, and my A-levels (English, Maths and Biology) seemed to fit with the entry requirements quite well.

      If I had a chance to decide what to be all over again, I’d definitely follow the same path. I like the fact that in a prison you can make a big change to people’s lives, and that you can use science to influence decision making. So now I would say that I am doing my dream job!