Born on the outskirts of Birmingham, Vicki has represented her country at the highest levels of water polo, including helping the team win the bronze medal at the 2011 Four Nations in Manchester. She has played at a club level for both Cheltenham and Warley Wasps, and was named best defender at the close of an international tournament in Russia.

With a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Law, Vicki fits a lot in to her life – including being a Saving Lives Ambassador. Appearing in our Saving Lives Avengers campaign, she is a strong voice for the charity, and regularly tweets at @vichawkins

Her favourite film is The Usual Suspects, but she won’t tell you the ending if you haven’t seen it.