Unusual jobs in research

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Not everyone who works in science or research has a PhD. We spoke to five people who do important and unusual jobs behind the scenes in research about their career paths:

  • Terri Adams is the Glass Design and Fabrication Facility Manager for the University of Oxford
  • Gary Brannan is Keeper of Archives and Special Collections at the Borthwick Institute
  • Merryn Kent is a Research Administrator at the University of Exeter
  • Amanda Solloway was the UK Government Minister for Science between 2020 and 2021
  • Fiona Travers is a Senior Public Engagement Officer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre.

Find out how and why they got their unusual jobs.

Last updated: 18 February 2022

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