AstraZeneca: Work Placement

Work Placement

During my PhD I undertook a 5 month work placement at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park.


I was responsible for:

  • running corticosterone ELISA on blood samples;
  • running corticosterone RIA on blood samples;
  • planning MRI study;
  • carrying out MRI study on 9.4T Bruker system.


  • Data Analysis
  • RIA
  • MRI

ISMRM British Chapter


I was a Student Member of the British Chapter of ISMRM from 2012-2014. I have been a Member since 2014.


I have attended the following conferences through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting - Leeds 2016 (Representing MR Solutions)
  • 19th Annual Scientific Meeting - York 2013 (Poster Presentation)
  • 18th Annual Scientific Meeting - Cambridge 2012 (Oral Presentation)
  • 17th Annual Scientific Meeting - Manchester 2011


I have attended the following symposia through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Postgraduate Meeting - University College London 2013
  • 21st Annual Postgraduate Meeting - Bristol 2012

STFC Daresbury Laboratory: Work Experience

Work Experience Placement

I undertook a one month work experience placement at the Medium Energy Ion Scattering Facility at the CCLRC Daresbury laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Paul Bailey.


I was responsible for:

  • baking out the vacuum chamber;
  • ordering and installation of new computer hardware;
  • data analysis of example data.

I was also introduced to research specific software.


  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office