EducationI 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.
QualificationsDegree(s): 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.
Work HistoryData Manager in Clinical Trials. Healthcare Scientist in the NHS. Research Fellow in University. Laboratory Technician. Research Assistant. Protein Scientist. Analytical Chemist.
Current JobPhD 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.