Higham Lane School, Nuneaton 1998-2003, King Edward VI college, Nuneaton 2003-2005
Loughborough University 2006-2009, Human Biology
Research Asistant, Diabetes Unit, George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton
I work as a scientist at a hospital in Sheffield with lots of other scientists who are all fascinated by bones. We have bone scanners that use X-rays to show us how dense people’s bones are and a new, top of the range scanner that gives us a 3D picture of the bones in the wrist and ankle so we can see what people’s bones look like inside. All of the scientists I work with want to find new ways to help people keep their bones strong and healthy so that less people break their bones.
My Typical Day:
My research involves carrying out measurements and tests on human volunteers, so I have to find volunteers and meet them to collect all of the data I need before heading back to my office to do some writing and analysis of the data
What I'd do with the prize money:
I’d use the money to visit schools to teach students all about their skeletons; how they grow, the best ways to make them stronger and how by the time you’re an adullt, your skeleton won’t be the same one as the one you’ve got now!!!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, passionate, energetic
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Always for talking! I’m still as much of a chatterbox now…..but actually talking is a good thing for me as a scientist!