HCPC biomedical scientist in clinical biochemistry & senior lecturer & course leader in applied biomedical science, Nottingham Trent University
Every opportunity is an opportunity to learn.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I use 20+ years of clinical laboratory practice experience to teach, support, assess and inspire laboratory professionals and students. I organise laboratory practicals, lecture, run workshops and promote the biomedical scientist career.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
At school I was fortunate to know find a career which combined my love of biology with a clinical role. I had a teacher who inspired me and with research found that I needed to gain an IBMS accredited biomedical science degree. I was fortunate to find a work placement so that I could train and study part-time.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I wish I could have entered academia earlier. I loved practicing in the clinical lab, but I have developed a passion for teaching it. Go grab your dreams - with determination, drive, the write support and guidance - anything can be possible.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
Each day is different, biomedical science is an evolving subject. Each new day you learn something new. I share in my students successes. When things go wrong or break -this is when we learn the most.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Every opportunity is an opportunity to learn. If you love biology, health, analytical problem solving and a sense of community and caring - a career in biomedical science may be for you.
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Every opportunity is an opportunity to learn and you are never too old to learn something new.”