What is your current role?
I am a Research Data Analyst for the Centre for Neonatal & Paediatric Infection (CNPI) team here at St George’s, University of London. A few of my responsibilities include performing extensive data analysis and generating analytical reports for various clinical trials. A project that I am currently involved in is known as the global accelerator for paediatric formulation network (GAP-f) which is hosted by the WHO and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This project aims at identifying gaps in current paediatric formulation to promote investigation, development, and delivery of new formulations.
Which aspects of your degree have been particularly useful in your current role?
Completing my MSc Translational Medicine has allowed me to acquire many vital skills pertaining to my current position. I have gained expertise on how clinical trials are conducted, from evaluating safety and effectiveness in phase I-III trials and applying them to larger scale populations. During the MSc, I have also learned to investigate and manipulate large clinical and genomic data with numerous statistical softwares such as R programming.
What did you enjoy most about studying Translational Medicine and why would you recommend the course to others considering applying?
I strongly believe the Translational Medicine field is an excellent area for any individual who has a desire to further explore the vast potential that science and medicine have to offer. Personally, from my clinical experience, I always wanted to do more and discover how I can make a change in the medical and research field. The MSc in Translational Medicine has allowed me to achieve this goal.
I enjoyed my time studying the MSc, as it has opened my eyes to many areas of research such as personalised medicine, genomics, clinical trials, drug discovery and development, and population health.
The professors and staff were incredible. Each one provided expertise in their respective field and allowed me to acquire a new perspective in the field of translational medicine on how to make an impact and take something from bench to bedside.