Aridhia Informatics: AnalytiXagility Consultant (Feb 2017- Present)
Member of the Enablement Team for cloud-based biomedical research platform (AnalytiXagility)
●Prepared and delivered pre-sales demonstrations to various C-level managers at Hospital trusts and Biotech companies, influencing their thinking on digital research strategy
●On-site at Great Ormond Street Hospital, training their Data Steward Team, creating training collateral and running training sessions
●Provided consultancy and data science advice on Exemplar projects using AnalytiXagility
●Met Early Adopters to the platform, gathering requirements and feedback to relay back to the Development and Senior Management teams
●Provided on-site testing of deployments of complex integrated data solutions, providing feedback to off-site QC teams
●Trained in Good Research Practice, Good Clinical Practice and Confidentiality of Research Data
●Experience working with R, R Shiny, PostgreSQL and SPSS in research data science
●Working knowledge of GDPR and its forthcoming effect on data-driven businesses
●Created regular internal company communications in the form of newsletters and knowledge-share presentations
●Written a series of company blog posts on reproducible research using R, and digital transformation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (https://www.aridhia.com/category/blog/)
●Highly flexible and personable working attitude to fit with changing client requirements
●Capable statistician and data scientist, with willingness and ability to pick up new technologies and languages
●Passion for transformative nature of digital technologies, driven through personal experience
●Expert at MS Office suite, particularly for creation of collateral for clients
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Pathology, R&D Facility, Ware, Herts (2011-2012)
One year industrial placement as Research Assistant in Clinical Pathology
●Developed new assays for use in pre-clinical safety assessment studies.
●Made decisions on assay design based in rigorous validation criteria to strict deadlines.
●Processed large number of samples to tight deadlines, showing multitasking and ability to handle time pressures, managing workload effectively.
●Wrote regular reports and presented to management to show progress made.
University College London/Great Ormond Street Hospital (2013-2017)
NIHR-BRC funded PhD Candidate in Experimental Child Health
●Designed and run study on paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including 60 children.
●Wrote study protocol and information/consent documents, and obtained ethical approval from NHS research authority.
●Working with Consultants at Great Ormond Street Hospital, identified suitable patients and consented them.
●Performed all sample and data analyses, written up and presented as Doctoral Thesis.
●Presented a poster at 2014 international Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PiBD) conference in Rotterdam. Awarded the John Lipscombe Memorial Travel Award to fund this.
●Attended the NIHR Infrastructure Experimental Medicine Research training camp. Attended workshops on producing and presenting research proposals in a multi-disciplinary team.
●Supervised medical registrars and students doing lab-based MRes project, teaching lab techniques, hypothesis-driven experiment design and thesis writing.
●Ability to assimilate, interpret and present large amounts of information and data in a short time to stakeholders of various backgrounds (scientists, medics, parents).
●Developed negotiation and interpersonal skills, as well as diplomacy and confidentiality, liaising with different medical and scientific departments and encouraging children and families to take part in the study.
●Ability to work effectively with at times minimal oversight.
●Kept motivation and drive through a long and sometimes testing project.
University of Bath (2009-2013)
2:1 BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, with 1 year industrial placement
●Trained in hypothesis driven experiment design and systematic critical thinking approach to problem solving.
●Ability to analyse, interpret and present complex data sets in clear, precise manner.
●Learned rigorous statistical methods.
●Wrote reports, assignments and presentations to a high standard.
Maths: A, Chemistry: A, Physics: A, Further Maths: B
10 GCSEs: 6 A*, 3 A, 1B
●Keen runner/cyclist/triathlete, having competed in marathons, ultra-marathons, iron man triathlons and endurance cycle events.
●Twice completed London-Paris 24 hour bike ride, raising over £3000 for SCOPE.
●Took part in night-time 50km ultra-marathon, raising £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
●Combined travelling with volunteering for 1 month in Nepalese orphanage, and 1 month in Malaysian zoo.