Summary Writer: Jane McDonnell
Script Writer: Angelina Tjokrowidjaja
Editor: Caroline Ford
Interviewee: Caroline Ford
Caroline Ford chats to James about why Junior Medical Officers should consider getting involved in research.
Dr Caroline Ford leads the Gynaecological Cancer Research Group at the University of New South Wales. Her research aims to understand why gynaecological cancers develop, how and why they spread throughout the body, and how best to treat them. Caroline is also an experienced university lecturer, convening courses on medical research, cancer pathology and personalised medicine and is passionate about science communication and enhancing the health literacy of the wider community. Caroline is a strong advocate for women in science and was recently named an inaugural Superstar of STEM, a national program aimed at giving young women and girls a new generation of role models.
With Dr Caroline Ford, Head of the Gynaecological Cancer Research Group at the University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Caroline Ford is a scientist who is interested in science that has an impact on health. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales, she developed a fascination for virology, completing an Honours year at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, in the virology laboratories in the South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS) department. Dr Ford completed a PhD in the same research group, examining the association between viruses and cancer, which led to an interest in the pathology of cancer.
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