What is your current position?
Curator of Biomedical Science at National Museums Scotland.
What do you do in your current position?
I'm responsible for the medical and veterinary collections here at National Museums Scotland. My job involves research, public engagement and collections management.
What career path have you taken to reach your current position?
I studied Zoology at St Andrews and then joined the Wellcome Trust Graduate Scheme. After 18 months, I began a fixed-term Assistant Curator of Biomedicine role at National Museums Scotland working on the new galleries. My role was extended and I then applied for the curatorial role I now hold.
Is there any advice that you would give to students thinking about their future career?
Try as much out as possible! You may be surprised by what you find you enjoy. If you think you know what job you want it's a good idea to get some experience. You may find it is very different than you expect.