Catriona Corbishley

Research Scientist, AstraZeneca

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What do you do?

I conduct scientific research for the development of new medicines.

Why did you choose this field?

I have always had a natural curiosity and enjoyed learning about "how" and "why". I also have a strong desire to help people improve their health so becoming a research scientist ticked a lot of boxes for me.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Graduating with a first class Master's degree whilst working for a pharmaceutical company.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I look forward to learning and discovering every day and applying this new knowledge to help patients improve their health. I love being able to do a job I enjoy whilst also positively contributing to the discovery and development of exciting new treatments.

Best advice for next generation?

Explore all opportunities which interest you, don't be put off by preconceptions and make sure to choose something you enjoy.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

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