I gained an interest in research while studying for my BSc in Medicinal Chemistry. Pursuing a career in research I went on to obtain an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry, followed by moving to Edinburgh to carry out research for a PhD in a highly translational research lab.
After working in academic research for several years I found that I was not enjoying myself, I completed my PhD as an MPhil and tried a change of careers. I tried working as a property manager, initially remotely before moving to America in order to work hands-on with the properties. However, I found that I missed the stimulation of research and working with the passionate kind of people that research projects always attracts.
Working for EMERGE gives me the satisfaction of knowing I am supporting research that I care about in a field that directly impacts people in need. Equipped with a more academic orientated background, I am excited to bring a different point of view to the team while I learn more about clinical research.
ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections in the UK (CCP-UK)