I am the same age as the NHS – 70!
I have been a Clinical Virologist Consultant Clinical Scientist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for 41 years. I now work two days a week as a Locum Consultant, but before I retired in 2011, I was the Regional Microbiologist for the Health Protection Agency for the East of England, with additional national responsibilities for influenza laboratory testing (for which I was awarded an OBE for preparing the UK in advance of the Swine Flu Influenza Outbreak).
Prior to that, I studied for a BSc in Applied Microbiology at London University and a PhD as a Wellcome Student at the University of Surrey. I have an MA from Cambridge University and Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologists, where I was Treasurer, and later, Vice President. Other achievements are gaining 10 medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including two gold medals for educational displays for The Royal College of Pathologists. I was awarded Department of Health Healthcare Scientist of the Year in 2009.
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