I live with my engineer husband and two grown up children (one marine engineer – currently sailing in the Pacific ocean, the other studying to become a health professional) in the Suffolk countryside.
I work in science by day and spend time with my family at night and weekends.
I enjoy cooking, travelling, reading and needlework.
My pronouns are:
She / her
I started as a scientist testing blood, and other body fluids to help doctors understand what is making you poorly.
Now I support quality and training of the staff we have.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I would use the money to support resources for other activities to reach the scientists of the future.
Whitehouse Primary School – Ipswich
Westbourne High School – Ipswich
Royal Air Force
O’Levels: Maths, English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
BTech ONC Medical Laboratory Science
BTech HNC Medical Laboratory Science
BSc Biomedical Science
MSc Biomedical Science
Level 7 Certificate in strategic leadership and management
Professional qualifications in Quality management and Training
Royal Air Force – training to be what is now a biomedical scientist in all disciplines.
Biomedical Scientist – private veterinary laboratory -in all disciplines
B&Q – evening work
Estate agent saturday receptionist
Teaching assistant – primary school
Biomedical Scientist (Band 5) – clinical biochemistry
Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 6) (and training officer) – Clinical biochemistry
Senior Biomedical Scientist (Band 7)
Pathology Quality and Training Manager (Band 8)
East Suffolk North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Human-body quality investigator
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Retired on a tropical island
Who is your favourite singer or band?
i have so many! The fratellis, Kaiser Chiefs
What's your favourite food?
Any Asian food