60 Sec with Dr Salma Patel, Research Fellow

By Jul.09, 2018

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a (postdoctoral) research fellow in Midwifery.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health & Society

Since Dec 2017.

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m in the Allerton Building, Room L530.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

The project that I am working on BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) initially attracted me to the school. It also fits with my research interests, which include public health, maternal health and digital health.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

When I received the email in my inbox that our ethics application to REC had been approved without amendments – the crazy hours working on the ethics application for our research project had finally paid off.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To develop multiple charitable projects internationally that aim to help those being abused.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Spend time with my family, read, attend fitness classes, and go for a walk around a lake.

8.What was your first job?

Teaching assistant.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

My daughter.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less bureaucracy and a warm, healthy and delicious lunch that was freshly made and subsidised/affordable. If there was such a thing as 100% healthy chocolate and cake – that would of course be a huge help!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Work hard, aim high, and give everything you do, your very best!

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