• Question: Was this job always something you were interested in?

    Asked by sophie17 on 19 Sep 2019. This question was also asked by rg17.
    • Photo: Shruti Turner

      Shruti Turner answered on 19 Sep 2019: last edited 19 Sep 2019 9:34 am

      No, when I was growing up I wanted to be in the military and work with aeroplanes. But, when I got injured I had to find something else to do. I then got interested in biomedical engineering as I wanted to help people with the skills that I’ve got. I’m now doing a PhD working with amputees, which I didn’t really decide to do until about the age 20. I’m now 25 and when I finish my PhD I might well change my mind again and do something different. I’ll wait and see what opportunities there are!

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 22 Sep 2019:

      I always wanted to do a job related to science. When I started my undegraduate studies in Chemistry I never really thought that I would stay in academia. This idea started falling into place when I finished my master’s degree