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Naturally nosey

This careers case study describes the work of Social Sciences Researcher Dr Annie Tinsley. She describes her work at Caledonian University, where she is the lead researcher and with overall responsibility for coordinating the work, budgetary matters and publishing of papers and articles. Annie has worked on worked...

Developing ideas

James Briscoe studies the highly structured development of the central nervous systems in embryos. For James, personal drive and self-motivation are key to success in science. A better understanding of the development of the spinal cord will shed light on diseased and damaged nervous systems, and the hope is that...

Lowering anxiety

Emotional and behavioural disorders affect many millions of people across the world. Behavioural psychologists, like Dr Tom McAdams, are trying to identify family environmental factors that lead to anxiety disorders and depression. This case study describes how his research may help children whose parents...

Personal best

This case study describes how Steph Forrester became a senior lecturer in sports technology. Her research aims to support the development of better sports equipment for the user. ‘Better’ can mean helping an athlete achieve their personal best, providing greater comfort or allowing them to perform with greater...

Head in the clouds

This case study describes David Topping’s career path in environmental research, investigating how tiny atmospheric particles influence our climate and air quality. Some research can take place almost entirely in a laboratory, whilst other studies look at complicated interactions that are vast in scale or that take...

Lasers empowering lives

This case study describes Dr Ceri Brenner’s research at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories into high power laser-plasma interactions, with a particular interest in laser-driven particle acceleration. Ceri explains why she enjoys her job, what qualifications she needed, what motivates her and what skills she has...

Polar Careers- AUV Operations Mechanical Engineer

Ella is an expert in the mechanical design and operation of the NOC's Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's) She ensures new technology designed integrates on the AUV's and operates the AUV whilst at sea.

Ella read Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge, graduating with both Bachelors and Master's degrees. She...

Polar Careers- Marine Autonomous Systems Developer

Catherine holds a PhD in Robotics and a BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. She studied A-levels in Physics, Maths, and Computing with an AS-level in Electronics.

During her time at university she completed two placements at the NOC and designed the software system for a...

Careers Based on Science

I have attached two documents which introduce Careers Based on Science, together with information about types of work in science, pathways to qualifications, employers of people with science-based qualifications and a few general pointers about the world of work.

The longer document contains more information...

Maintenance Engineer: Tim Moss

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Tim Moss, a maintenance engineer working for Nottingham Express Transit. Tim has always been interested in all kinds of transport. His work involves researching transport technology and ensuring that Nottingham's tram system runs...

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