Kip Heath

Kip has been a healthcare scientist in the NHS since she was 18, which is either a comment on her commitment or her inability to move on.

She specialised in both virology and immunology (because she has always been incapable of making life decisions) but is currently working as deputy lead healthcare scientist for a London hospital.

As she never learned how to say no, Kip not only has her main job in quality (which is a joke in itself), but is also lead assessor for life science apprenticeships nationally, a STEM ambassador, enterprise advisor in both London and Oxfordshire, and is now attempting to develop a role in science communication.

Kip is really passionate about raising the profile of healthcare science and has been fortunate enough to be involved in some great public engagement projects like the Heroes at Highclere with the Royal College of Pathologists, and a play about healthcare scientists, Nosocomial.

In 2021, Kip will be working on antimicrobial resistance by finally starting a PhD, and supporting the ‘Rise of the Resistance’ festival, with several exciting public engagement project collaborations planned.

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