I went to University over a decade ago and did a Biomedical Sciences degree at Keele University because I wanted to be a Healthcare Scientist in the NHS. I did a placement in the NHS during my time at University, I also did a placement at the University of Oxford. I went on to do a MRes at the University of Liverpool. Then I did several CPD MBA modules in Leadership and Line Management at the Leeds Trinity University.
I then did a MSc in Genomic Medicine full time whilst I continued to work full time in the NHS at the University of Manchester. After this I started my PhD at the University of Leeds.
DPhil Genomics and Bioinformatics (Current – 2023)
MSc Genomic Medicine – Distinction.
PGDip in First Line Management (MBA modules).
CMI Level 3 in Leadership and Management.
BSc, Biomedical Sciences – First Class Honors.
Kind Edwards VI College:
A-Levels: Physics A, Maths A, Human Biology A, Chemistry A
(AS-Level) – Further Maths A.
Holly Lodge High School:
GCSEs: Maths – A*, Physics – A*, Biology – A*, Chemistry – A*, Geography – A*, Art – A*, Religious Studies – A*, English Language – A*, English Literature – A*, PE – A*, Latin – A*
GNVQ Information Technology – Distinction.
Data Manager in Clinical Trials. Healthcare Scientist in the NHS. Research Fellow in University. Laboratory Technician. Research Assistant. Protein Scientist. Analytical Chemist.
PhD student at the University of Leeds.
I am doing a PhD at the University of Leeds, School of Medicine, I am funded my the Medical Research Council.
Favourite thing to do in my job: Problem solving
About Me: I live in Leeds, I love cats and cakes.
My name is Naz, I live in the West of Leeds in a small market town called Pudsey! Fun fact Pudsey the Bear was named after Pudsey the town. I have two cats Raz and Daz and little fish called Paul Scholes. My favourite shows are Friends and the Simpsons and I can quote every episode.
My Work: I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds. I do research in brain cancer.
I doing research in bran cancer. I use data from brain cancer patients to hopefully find a treatment for patients.
I am based across two sites, sometimes I spend time at the Medical School on main campus, with colleagues who are data analytics and other times I am based at the hospital sites with scientists who do a lot of wet lab experiments.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Chatty, Funny and Enthusiastic!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Science Summer Camp! I worked on a physics project with the Hubble telescope data when I was 15 and fell in love with science!
What was your favourite subject at school?
Physics and Biology
What did you want to be after you left school?
I always wanted to be a scientist but originally I wanted to work in the field of Astrophysics.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, literally every week. I had a big mouth and was far too cheeky. I remember I had to sit in the corridor for rest of the semester for one class because the teacher said I was too disruptive :(
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Astrophysics, would be quite similar to what I do now but with star data instead.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Backstreet Boys or Brendan Flowers.
What's your favourite food?
Chinese food - I miss living in Taiwan.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I swam with dolphins in Florida.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
I want more pets, so maybe a bigger house so that I could adopt more cats and dogs. Win MasterChef UK. Sing like Beyonce. That is all!
Tell us a joke.
Why did I divide Sin by Tan? Just Cos.