University of Science and Technology(Ghana) Degree Physics with medical physics options, Brunel University(MSc Biomedical engineering,), University of Manchester(current)
Bachelor of science, master of science, Professional doctorate Clinical biomedical engineering (ongoing)
I worked as a teaching assistant before university. Whiles in university I worked as a fruit packer, Royal Mail post woman, shops, events. receptionist, administrator. After my MSc, I have worked in various clinical engineering roles including providing assistive technology to control their environment and to talk too.
Healthcare scientist - clinical engineering
Favourite thing to do in my job: using science for patient benefit
When I am not working, I spend time with friends and family
I grew up in Ghana where students are encouraged to choose science very early on depending on interests and abilities. I wrote SSCE which is equivalent to A levels and I chose the three sciences including Maths. I am the first person in my family to have read straight sciences and then carried on to pursue a STEM career. I am married to Ed with 3 children a boy and 2 girls; 9, 6 and 5 and we live in Kent. I work away from home Monday to Friday and so my weekends are very packed.
I spend my weekends with my trio watching family movies, chatting about their week or having fun engaging really random stuff like karaoke or playing board games.
My boys love to play the piano whiles the girls sing their favourite songs and dance to tunes which I join in too. I enjoy cooking and hosting friends and family as well and there’s mostly never a quiet moment in the house. On Sundays, I either serve on the hosting or children’s team.
Apart from working as an engineer in the hospital, I am a member of the hospital choir and we rehearse lunchtime every Tuesday. The choir performs in at least two concerts a year and my favourite time is Christmas where we visit the wards and sing to raise money for the hospital’s charity.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
passionate, ambitious, adaptable
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Being one of four awarded the pretigious 2018 chief scientific officer's women in science and engineering fellowship
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My mum worked as a project support officer in a civil engineering firm in my early teens. She would invite me to her office to chat with the engineering interns when I am on vacation.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Growing up I always had ambitions to work in NASA so pursued a physics degree
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
events organiser especially children's parties
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
none in particular.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
travelling abroad by myself at age 20
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
spend all my time with my trio
Tell us a joke.
why did the cow cross the road? because it wanted to go to the MOOvies