Clinical Scientist

Emma uses her physics knowledge every day when looking after patients.

“I am constantly applying the physics I have learned to help diagnose medical problems,” says Emma, who uses computers to model how patients regulate blood-pressure and heart-rate. “The ultimate aim is to diagnose and treat heart disease earlier,” she explains. “I also work in surgical theatres, monitoring the status of patients’ spinal cords during major operations. If there is a problem I alert the surgeon, so they can prevent paralysis of the patient.”

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