Trainee Clinical Scientist in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
STEM is constantly changing with new research being produced all the time - one day you could be the pioneer of something new!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I help to ensure that radiation is used safety in the hospital for both patients and staff, and I help to develop new techniques of imaging.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
At school I was always fascinated by learning about radiation - I was also taught by a female teacher whom I found very inspiring! I then looked up roles online to do with working with radiation and found the field of medical physics. I then did some work experience at the local hospital which confirmed that this would be a career for me and eventually applied for the NHS STP course after I finished my degree.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
Getting on to the very competitive NHS Scientist Training Programme
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love that my job uses science to help benefit patients. STEM is a constantly changing field with new research and technology being introduced all the time. I love the fact my job is so varied and every day is different and bring new challenges.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Don't be put off by being a minority in a-level classes. The field is full of women and this field is very rewarding. STEM is constantly changing with new research being produced all the time - one day you could be the pioneer of something new!
INSPO / FUN FACT
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ― Marie Curie