• Question: What made you interested in becoming a scientist?

    Asked by sfc17 to Xu, William, Victoria, Verity, Sam.S, Sam.P, Samantha, Sam, Sabina, Ryan, Rose, rochellevelho, Robert, Robert, Rik, Richard, Philip, Petros, Peter, Pete, Holly, Hollie, Hina, Hermine, Helen, Helen, Helen, Helen on 20 Sep 2019.
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      Robert Dempsey answered on 20 Sep 2019:

      I’m a psychological scientist – so for me, I got really interested in research when I studied for my BSc Psychology degree. I had toyed with going down a practitioner psychologist route (e.g. training up as a Clinical Psychologist working in a therapy-based role), but I liked being able to test ideas, run experiments, analyse data… I think being able to test an idea or hypothesis and see whether that idea/hypothesis stands up is always interesting.

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      Victoria Sharpe answered on 22 Sep 2019:

      I was interested in becoming an engineer when I found out I could use my maths and physics skills to understand why something worked and why it didn’t. I am still doing this today!