an explosive thank you to all students voting for me everyday!!!
Grammar School 2004-2008 , University College London 2010-2013 , Kings College London 2013-present
7 GCSEs, 5 A levels, BSc Physics with Medical Physics (UCL) and currently undertaking a part-time Master’s degree in Clinical Science (KCL)
I was in the army for two years ( Green Berets) and then went of to university. I have been tutoring from 2010 and I am now working as a Trainee Clinical Scientist in London.
Medical Physicist (Trainee Clinical Scientist) in Imaging with Ionising Radiation
Kings College Hospital NHS Trust
Favourite thing to do in my job: Becoming one of the best at what I do, at one point make my own discovery and using all this to improve imaging in healthcare! Trust me, there is no better reward or feeling than making a difference in a patient’s experience in a hospital.
I am a 25 year old physicist and I’m involved in using radiation for imaging and therapies in hospitals.
I am 25 years old and I graduated from University College London in 2013. I like going to the gym and I love Taekwondo! I love dogs (especially puppies) ! I wish they stayed like that all the time!
I love putting what I learn into practice and I believe that there is no better way to learn something unless you see it being done/used! That is why I chose medical physics! I love seeing all the maths and physics I have learnt being put into practice! Especially into helping patients!
I work in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. I am involved in imaging patients using radiation and also using radiation for cancer therapies. Working with scanners worth more than a million pounds each! Right now I am completing a Clinical Scientist training scheme.
I also do some maths and physics tutoring for GCSE and A-level students. I love telling them how what I am teaching them will be useful at what point in their life and I give them loads of examples from my own work. But I HATE it when I have to teach them something just for the exam and they have to memorise definitions!
My Typical Day
Involved in getting the best images possible from patients and problem-solving
MY TYPICAL DAY : I wouldn’t be doing this if there was a typical day !!!! But here’s what I can think of
I LEARN EVERYDAY: That’s the best part of my job I learn something new every day and that’s what I love about it.
Checking that all the machines used for imaging patients are performing well and at the best of their capabilities.
Processing images and trying to get numbers out of patients’ images. These numbers include information on how well the kidneys, the liver, the heart, the brain and the bladder are working.
Trying to solve day to day problems with scanners.
Trying to get the best images possible with the least radiation dose to patients.
What I'd do with the prize money
Use it to create demo kits of our scanners to explain what we do with radiation to children and students.
I would use the money to create a demonstration kit of our scanner with Legos and Raspberry Pi.
A lot of children visiting our department for a scan are sometimes scared and don’t know how it will be. By creating model replicas of our scanners using legos and Raspberry Pi we can show them before hand what will happen and that will hopefully make their experience better!
I would also use the kit during my visits to schools when explaining to other students what my job is and and how we use radiation to image patients. This would make it a lot easier to show students how science is being used on a day to day basis in hospitals! And how without scientists in hospitals nothing would work !
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Cheeky, punctual, hungry
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I helped reduce the time a very claustraphobic patient had to spend in a scanner for his pictures to be taken
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My physics teacher
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I once hid in the library to skip my chemistry class :/
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would probably have my own business
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Climbing a tower when I was in the army for two years. oh ye and then having to jump down …
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) An Aston Martin 2) More time 3) Longer weekends
Tell us a joke.
Well,I tried to tell a chemistry joke at work the other day… No reaction.