The Scouse Scientist
26 February 2021 (by Stephen Walsh (walsh-s))
“If I can do it you can too” The Scouse Scientist
Thank you to “The Scouse Scientist” for meeting our Year 9 students this morning during their virtual science lesson.
The Scouse Scientist Holly Ellis is an Oxford graduate from Liverpool and on a mission to eliminate stereotypes associated with careers in Science.
Holly shared her own career journey with our students starting at Holly Lodge Girls’ College where she was inspired by the story of Rosalind Franklin. After school Holly went on to study A levels, BA Biological Sciences at Oxford University, MSc Medical Genetics at Chester University and MSc Clinical Sciences (Genomics) at Manchester University. She then joined an NHS Scientist Training Programme and her current role is a HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist in Genetics at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
She inspired our students by reminding them to “get out of their comfort zone” and not to “put themselves down” because of where they’re from, how they speak or because of the stereo types associated with careers in science. She also gave our students a key message about using their social media channels to follow people of interest related to careers they might be interested in the future.
Her session on basic genetics and common disorders she tests for in the lab gave our students great insight into her day job and they were able to understand how Science could apply to a career in the NHS. Find out more by watching Episode 3 on her YouTube channel The Scouse Scientist.
What an incredible session, we look forward to working more with Holly in the future.
To finish, Holly’s words of inspiration “Don’t put limitations on what you can achieve” “If I can do it so can you”