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Career case studies

Immunology is an exciting area of biomedical sciences and immunologists are employed by a wide range of organisations and in careers across science and medicine from the NHS, pharmaceutical/biotech industries to universities. This video meets some people who have studied immunology and finds out about their career paths and the sectors they now work in.  Below, you can find some additional case studies from immunologists working in different sectors. 

Christina Ross

Christina is a Biomedical Scientist, working at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde where she helps clinicians get the full picture on a patient's condition.

Dr Emily Gwyer Findlay

Emily is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, based at the University of Edinburgh. Here she talks about her experience of establishing her own independent lab.

Prof John Campbell, PhD

Prof Campbell is Associate Director of Research and Development at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion where he helps develop new cellular therapies for patients.

Dr John Tregoning

John Tregoning is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Here he talks about the skills that have got him where he is today and what is needed to progress up the career ladder.

Dr Magdalena Dziadzio

Magdalena Dziadzio is a Consultant Clinical Immunologist working at University College Hospital in London. Find out more about a career in clinical immunology and the specialist training required.

Dr Tom McNeilly

Tom McNeilly works at the Moredun Research Institute. Tom was previously a veterinary surgeon before going into research.

William Branchett

William is currently a PhD student at Imperial College London.

Dr Nigel Eastmond

Dr Nigel Eastmond is Director of Eastmond Medicomm Ltd, a medical communications company. 

Shannon Lacombe

Shannon is Policy and Public Engagement Officer at the British Society for Immunology. Shannon decided to work in policy and public engagement following her Immunology MSc and here gives an explanation of what her job entails.

Mary Cavanagh

Mary Cavanagh is a Senior Content Develop working in the Exhibitions Department at the Science Museum. 

Dr Adrian Heaps

Adrian Heaps is a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Immunology as well as Clinical Lead & Head of Services for Laboratory Immunology at North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust and South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.