What is your job title?

Senior Quality Assurance Strategy Lead

Please describe your journey into STEM?

I studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level. I took a Biomedical Science degree, then did a PhD in Tissue Engineering, making synthetic skin. I finally joined the pharmaceutical industry to work on clinical trials. I make sure new drugs are safe and the data shows that they will work well for patients.

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

I'd love to see personalised medicine becoming a reality, so patients get medicines that are effective for them as an individual. Each clinical trial that is run gives us more information about how the body responds so we take a step closer to this goal.

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

There are lots of jobs that you will never have heard of that use STEM subjects. Do what you enjoy at each stage of your education and you will discover more as you head into your career. There's no fixed route for many professions.

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