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Have you thought of a career in Medical Research?

NDORMS is hosting a series of online talks/conversations with scientists from NDORMS and other University of Oxford Medical Science departments for Y12/13 students. These will be a mix of information about both the scientists careers and their research work with plenty of time for Q&As on either.

These talks are a joint initiative between two departments in the Oxford University Medical Sciences Division (NDORMS and NDS) 

Talks will be run as a zoom webinar and each session with three researchers takes 45-60minutes.  If you would like to attend the talks please sign up using the links below.  A link to the recording of the talks will be posted here after it happens


Wednesday 6 April 4pm


Sara Danielli - From physics to biology and all the way to England. My road to medical science

My career path from secondary school to a doctorate in medical science. How I picked the wrong university and masters experience for me. How I got lucky, entered the University of Oxford and never looked back.

Dr Sevasti Zervou -  Follow your heart

As I was preparing for the final years of school, I hoped to study medicine. It wasn't long before I realised that I had a true passion for biology and I would even go to the other side of Europe if I had to, in order to achieve my goal! Currently, I teach Biochemistry undergraduates and I research ways to boost energy in the heart, so that it copes when it needs to work harder.



Registration link


Wednesday  11 May (postponed from WEDNESDAY 4 May)


Cushla Cooper  

Lakshanie Wickramasinghe 

Mae Chester Jones


Registration link


Wedesday 8 June 4pm 


Mariana Borsa, Irene Mosca + one other TBC


Registration link


Additional online talks planned throughout our work experience week 4-15 July 2022

Previous have you thought of a career in medical research Talks

Follow the links for talk descriptions and link to talk videos 

March 8 2021 International Women's Day Talk 

March 15 2021 Talk

April 21 2021 Talk

May 19 2021 Talk 

July 7 2021 Talk

July 8 2021 Talk

October 21 2021 Talk

November 18 2021 Talk

December 1 2021 Talk

Feb 2 2022 Talk

March 8 2022 Talk

Any Questions?

Please email


Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

NDORMS is a multidisciplinary medical research department within the University of Oxford that brings together researchers, statisticians, engineers, imaging specialists, clinicians and patients in order to undertake the highest quality research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver new treatments, which improve people's lives.


Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS)

NDS hosts a multidisciplinary team of senior clinical academic surgeons, senior scientists, junior clinicians and scientists in training. We comprise of major surgical specialties, including gastro-intestinal, transplantation, vascular, paediatric, plastic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurosurgery, and urology.