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Women in STEM podcast - Uta Griesenbach

This is the first in a series of podcast interviews which aims to celebrate and promote the brilliant female academics and researchers at NHLI, and to highlight Athena SWAN issues.

Uta Griesenbach is Professor of Molecular Medicine and she also co-leads the Gene Therapy Group of the Genetic Medicine & Population Health Division of NHLI.

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Lizzie Lomer, Education and Communications Administrator 

Lizzie lomer and colleaguesBefore joining Imperial College London I spent three years at the Financial Ombudsman Service as an adjudicator, where my main responsibilities included resolving financial disputes and mentoring new colleagues within the department.

I started at NHLI as an Operations Trainee in October 2016. I applied for the Operations Trainee scheme at NHLI as I was attracted to the varying experience and training that it offered. I felt that the scheme provided the perfect opportunity for me to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to progress within the higher education sector.

My first rotation was with the Cardiovascular Section Administration team at Hammersmith Hospital. After a month I was given my own section to run which was a fantastic way for me to gain first-hand experience of Section Administration. My responsibilities included monitoring grant budgets, acting as point of contact for investigators and fellows, assisting with new staff appointments and ensuring new grant applications were costed effectively. After six months I then moved to the Royal Brompton campus to start my second rotation within the Education Team, assisting academics with the development and management of Master’s programmes. After six months I successfully applied for my current position, Education and Communications Administrator.

As Education and Communications Administrator, I support NHLI’s Communications and Website Officer with the implementation of department marketing initiatives and promotion of education programmes and courses, as well as providing administrative support to the Course Directors for two Master’s programmes.

The trainee scheme was a great stepping stone for me to gain a real insight into the world of Higher Education.