Career inspirations: Caroline Relton, population health scientist

Released Wednesday, 5th June 2019
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Caroline Relton, population health scientist, is interviewed by Debs Barber.

Today she’s a highly-respected scientist and research group leader, but Caroline first set off down another career path. Caroline’s love of science led her to study for a degree in applied biology and nutritional science, followed by the pursuit of a different passion – teaching.

Ultimately, after completing her PGCE and teaching in a secondary school for five years, she decided that academia was her true calling and returned to university to do a PhD in molecular genetics.

Caroline and her research group use the tools and methods of population-based research for understanding the role of epigenetics – changes to the way genes are read by cells – in health and disease.
In this episode, she shares how educating teenagers equipped her with valuable skills as a scientist, her tips on forging a successful career and why she believes in a whole team approach to science.

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Presenter and Editor: Hasina Sacranie
Producer: Debs Barber
Music credits: "Clean Soul" and "Brittle Rille" Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under CC BY 4.0

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