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Dr Shethah Morgan
Featured Profile: 
At A Glance
Licensed Body: 
First Degree: 
Senior Research Clinical Scientist
Works For: 
BSc, PhD
Big Picture
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
Science teacher
Who or what inspired you to become a scientist? 
Undergraduate secondment in the immunology laboratory at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester
What do you love about your job and being a “scientist”? 
Trying to make a difference for patients
What would you change? 
Making more time to encourage young people to become scientists
What qualifications did you take at school? 
9 ‘O’ levels including the 3 sciences i.e. Biology, Chemistry & Physics
Why did you choose your first degree subject? 
BSc Biology because the course applied the science
Do you have a Masters or PhD? If not, was it difficult to demonstrate Masters-level equivalence in order to achieve CSci? 
I have a PhD in Molecular Immunology.
How do you describe your job when you meet people at a party? 
Cancer clinical research
What is ‘cutting-edge’ about your work? 
New targeted cancer therapies to patients
What are the biggest implications your work will/could have in the future? 
Personalised medicine for patients
Describe some of the highlights of your average day. 
Completing a clinical trial
Describe briefly how your career has progressed to date. 
From academic lab bench research to pharmaceutical clinical research
How is your job cross-disciplinary? 
To drive clinical research requires a multi-disciplinary team from medics, scientists, study management, statisticians, data management, etc…
How do you see your field developing over the next 5-10 years? 
Increasing focus on the science in clinical development
What’s the most unexpected thing about your job? 
Those who don’t enjoy working in clinical research
What’s the biggest achievement of your career so far? 
Being involved in launching a new drug
Would you say you have a good standard of living/ work-life balance? 
What do your friends and family think about your job? 
What kind of hobbies or extracurricular activities do you do to relax? 
Charity work, walking, theatre, cinema & holidays
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