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Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller took part in a pilot careers mentoring session at Oxford High School. This exciting new engagement programme is a collaboration between Medical Sciences Division researchers and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers in biomedicine.

Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller sat at a table holding a prosthetic heart in front of a stage at Oxford High School

Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Riley Group (DPAG) took part in a valuable new careers mentoring opportunity piloted in collaboration between the Medical Sciences Division's Next Generation Leaders Programme and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). This exciting new engagement programme links local schools with research and healthcare professionals within the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers in biomedicine.

The pilot session took place at Oxford High School with volunteers each giving around an hour of their time to speak to 15-year-old students looking at the next steps in their academic careers. Students gathered around different tables in groups of 10, with researchers moving between each group answering questions about their jobs and how they got to where they are. 

Read the full story on the DPAG website

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