As part of Healthcare Science Week we caught up with our Lead Clinical Research Physician, Dr. Kirstin Taylor to ask her about her experience working in healthcare within the science industry.
Q: What is your role at Intelligent Clinical?
A: I am a clinical research physician at Intelligent Clinical. Part of my role is to perform initial health assessments for potential research participants and monitor their progress whilst they are taking part in the clinical trial.
Q: Did you always work in clinical research?
A: Prior to working in clinical research, I spent time working in hospitals, gaining experience in a range of medical specialties and then qualified as a GP.
Q: What made you choose to work within clinical research?
A: Clinical research helps us to find out more about conditions and how to manage them, I wanted to be involved in developing improved treatment options for patients.
Q: What does a typical day working in a clinical research facility look like?
A: No two days are the same. One day might involve meeting with team members to perform training on a clinical research project. The next could be spent meeting with research participants, doing health assessments, and reviewing test results.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Following on from the previous question, I like the variety that it brings. I get to meet lots of different people with a range of different health conditions. I also get a lot of job satisfaction, knowing that what we do is making a difference and helping to improve people’s health.