At the start of this journey there are just two people. We met as part of the healthcare science twitter community and found that we had a common vision. We wanted to help others to connect with each other, to form new collaborations and to support the development of the next generation of Clinical Scientists.
We are starting with an idea, a basic website design and a Twitter account. We hope that others will join us as we navigate our way through website design, blogs and podcasts!
A community is built on people – we need you!
Dr Emma Rees @DrEmmaRees
I’m an academic Clinical Scientist specialising in echocardiography. I work at Swansea University where I lead a team of lecturers, teach, do research and clinical work. I’m the Deputy Director of Innovation and Engagement for Human and Health Sciences.
As an academic you might expect me to have sailed through school and uni but I was a late bloomer! I started as a student ‘ECG technician’ in 1993 having dropped out of humanities A-levels with no idea what I wanted to do. I never imagined that I would find an amazing career in science, complete a PhD and be influencing the development of others.
Having found such an amazing role, I’m passionate about increasing the visibility of what we do. I’m an ‘ideas person’ who learns quickly (I don’t mind getting things wrong). I value honesty and integrity. People come first. Kindness goes a long way.
Miss Hayley Langridge @heartrhythmhay
I am a Clinical Scientist specialising in cardiac rhythm management. I work at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a lead cardiac physiologist. I am the education lead and the IQIPS lead for the cardiac physiology department.
Throughout my career, I have always been passionate about educating and developing others. I have experience in teaching our future workforce as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in cardiac science at levels 4, 6 and 7.
In my career to date, I have had the privilege of working in three large tertiary centres across two regions of the UK. I feel strongly that our healthcare science community would have greater unity and a bigger voice if we worked collaboratively across all UK regions.