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Sarah Saunders
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Sarah Saunders

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie.

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Hi, I’m Sarah!

Here are a few fun facts about me and also my video about why I’m passionate about inspiring and empowering people just like you to explore opportunities in STEM…

My career specialism:

Science education, particularly in pathology, cellular biology and biochemistry.

My current role:

Senior Medical Writer.

When not STEM-ing, you can find me…

  1. Reading.
  2. Baking.
  3. Swimming.

A fabulous fun fact that blows my mind…

We are made of atoms that used to be stars.

My career path:

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Experimental Pathology from the University of Edinburgh, which included a research year exploring differential gene expression in human white blood cells.

Following that I studied part time for an MSc in Molecular Medicine, whilst working full time in Medical Education / Communication for pharmaceutical companies. This I did for a number of years before completing a Science PGCE at King’s College London and re-training as a Science teacher.

I taught for many years in various London and Hertfordshire schools before coming to the Isle of Man  in 2017 to teach part-time at QEII and work as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University.

I have recently gone back into the Medical Education / Communication industry and am now working full-time as a Medical Writer again.

I love working in education and communication as it feeds my two passions – learning new and exciting things about Biology and talking to people about them.

If you love life, study biology, because that’s what it is!

Check out my Love Tech video here: