University of Glasgow
15 years with Health Protection Scotland
Health Protection Scotland
I am an epidemiologist who works on outbreaks of infectious disease. I also assess the impact of the HPV vaccine on cervical cancer and other cancers.
Outbreaks, media interviews with TV and radio, lectures and management of a large team.
My Typical Day
It is never the same day twice.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would donate it to a local school where I could make a difference and discuss how science can add value to society
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Bald, bearded ultramarathoner….
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Show that the HPV vaccine is reducing cervical disease that can lead to cancer.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Lots of times – too busy chatting and not enough time listening.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A mountain guide
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Boards of Canada
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Not repeatable on this forum
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
3 more wishes.
Tell us a joke.
What do you call a mermaid who isn’t married? A single fish.