- Medical Microbiology BSc, University of Reading
- Online Fundamentals, Rutgers University,New Jersey
In the summer during my university break I worked as a medical volunteer in Kumasi, Ghana. Whilst living with a Ghanaian family I was given basic training to work as a phlebotomist in the Suntreso HIV clinic where I witnessed HIV diagnoses and counselling over many weeks. I observed surgery in some of the most remote hospitals with very few resources and helped in every way possible through a community outreach program. This involved treating children’s infected cuts, fungal infections and ringworm at remote schools and orphanages. More recently I worked as a Care in the Home Volunteer for the British Red cross which involved assisting with the transportation and the general safety/wellbeing of vulnerable individuals who had recently returned from long stays in hospital. Within Johnson & Johnson I voluntarily led the European 12.12.12 TEDxJNJ event in our Pinewood office which harnessed the TED (Technology Entertainment Design) philosophy of ‘ideas worth spreading’ and brought them to the J&J workplace under the theme ‘Caring for our Future’. The event focused on the different motivators of the Millennial generation and how Generation-Y and the baby boomers can best work with them. Following this I took on the responsibility of the TEDxJNJ Global Council with responsibility for driving the wider initiative forward with a team of ten Global TEDxJNJ Ambassadors from around the world.