Other scientists! I remember watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on television and realising that I could be like them, being the first person to find out new science and make discoveries. I found that really exciting.
I was really interested in understanding how things worked! Eventually that interest became more focused on human biology after I got hold of a brilliant neuroscience textbook. After that I had an excellent lecturer at University who really brought the subject alive. He inspired me to find out more and to keep asking questions, and the best way I could do that way to take up a career as a research scientist. So I think it was a bit of brilliant teaching and a lot of curiosity that brought me to where I am now!
I saw a film on TV that was science based and it intrigued me. Then my deputy head suggested I should go to University, so i did. It was all very obvious after that, but untill she told me I should go, I never really considered it