What is your job title?

Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Please describe your journey into STEM?

I graduated from university with degree in Biological Sciences. I gained a trainee Biomedical Scientist post within 6 months of graduation in a NHS Microbiology lab. My job involves analysing patient samples to determine which bacterial or viral pathogens are causing infection. I have completed an MSc in Biomedical Science and am now an Advanced Biomedical Scientist. I manage staff and am heavily involved in verification of new and exciting technologies which allow us to investigate patient samples in a shorter time-frame and therefore provide a quicker result.

What is a STEM-related question or challenge you would love to solve one day?

Find a solution for antimicrobial resistance.

Why do you think the Great Science Share for Schools is important?

I was not aware of what scientific careers were out there until I was at university. It is important to get children enthused about science at primary school and make them aware what they can do in later life for a career. My daughter is proud to tell everyone her mummy is a scientist!

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