I did my PhD at Aston University, Birmingham investigating risk factors and systemic biomarkers for Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease in at-risk populations; South-Asians, those with a family history of Type II diabetes and those with a history of gestational diabetes.
I’m currently a business director at a large global pharmaceutical. Immediately after my PhD, I did a postdoctoral fellowship in Canada and a MBA back in Birmingham. I went to the corporate sector starting off as global research lead, then a consultant after which I worked in medical education and commercial operations.
Yes! Undoubtedly! It really helps me to look at problems in a variety of ways and finding unique solutions as well as leverage the knowledge within, and outside, my network to build confidence.
Make sure you are 150% behind your topic and research as passion will always prevail and you will always confidently be able to defend something you are wholly behind.
The patients and the impact that the research made on their lives.
I have started a passion project about gut health as I have Crohn’s disease and want to share the ‘art of being gut healthy’ with others. The platform is on IG: @dishdashdeets and on www.dishdashdeets.com