Adventures in academia: my research career | Dr Katherine Sleeman

Dr Sleeman shares her personal journey in research, with inspiring stories and advice for early career clinical academics.

“My career has been such a zig-zag: in fact, I would say it’s been characterised by extremes. From success to failure: from moments of absolute clarity to long periods of deep uncertainty, and from motivation to frustration.”

Watch her TED talk, ‘How to Have a Good Death’ http://youtu.be/2VsYhw9z-1Q

Starting from a degree in developmental biology, Katherine trained in general medicine and did a PhD on breast cancer stem cells. Her focus changed to palliative care when she started her specialist training in 2007, and she is currently an NIHR Clinician Scientist and consultant in palliative medicine at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London. Follow her on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/kesleeman

Our Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference, or CATAC, (formerly the Spring Meeting) offers early career researchers the chance to present work and share ideas in a truly interdisciplinary setting. Read more about the 2018 meeting
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Read more about past Spring Meetings
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We are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society. CATAC 2018 was held in the Academy of Medical Sciences 20th year. Read about the Academy’s achievements in its first 20 years at https://acmedsci.ac.uk/ams20

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