Careers in Medical Research Talks - March 8 2022
TUESDAY 8 MARCH 4PM - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
video coming soon!
Julia Salafranca Gomez - Should I stay or should I go?
Working as a research scientist can be stressful. As well a talking about how I got to where I am now, I'd like to talk about how important keeping a good work/life balance is to your mental health and the benefits that has both to you and your work.
Lauren Atkinson - From art to neuroscience
Growing up, the plan was always to go to art school. However, two teachers really caught my interest in psychology during A2 level and last minute I decided to change path. Fast-forward over a decade later and I now work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity. My current research aims to understand changes in cognition and neural activity in individuals with mood disorders and identify potential new treatments.
Although it might seem that everyone else has their career mapped out from school to retirement, in fact it is common not to be sure what you want to do. Not everything may go as you expect and life may throw obstacles in your way but it is possible to adjust your career path at any time in your life. At school I seriously considered studying art but in the end opted for a chemistry degree. Now I create microscopic images of cancer cells as part of my research into prostate cancer.