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Interview with an Army Doctor

Isla Macneil

Interview with an Army Doctor

Continuing with our interviews of women working in the medical profession today next up we have Alice.  Alice is a doctor with the army.   Hi Alice,  can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job? Hello, my name is Alice and I am a doctor in the Army. I am married to Alex and we live in London with our son Sebastian who is 3 months old. My father was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and my mother is a French teacher. I have two sisters called Chloe and Fabienne. As a doctor in...


Interview with a Mental Health Nurse

Isla Macneil

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Interview with a Mental Health Nurse

  In preperation for the upcoming Mary Seacole activity pack we wanted to interview women working in the medical profession today.  First up is Arusha, a Senior Community Mental Health Nurse.   This is Arusha: Hi Arusha, can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job? Hi, I'm Arusha, I grew up in South Africa and moved to England with my mum when I was 14. I trained to be a nurse about six years ago and I am now a senior community mental health nurse in Norfolk. It's a long title but, just like people...


Interview with a Space Operations Engineer.

Isla Macneil

Interview with a Space Operations Engineer.

We were lucky enough to interview Vinita Maarwaha Madill.  She is a Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) and runs the incredible Rocket Women, a site devoted to encouraging girls to get involved in STEM. This is Vinita. Hi Vinita, can you tell us a little bit about yourself.  What is your job?    I’m a Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands working on future human spaceflight projects. Prior to this, I worked in Canada and as an International Space Station (ISS) Operations Engineer at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and...


Interview with a Master Chocolatier

Interview with a Master Chocolatier

For the soon to be released activity book about Mary Ann Craven, we wanted to interview another York Sweet maker to find out what it is like to have this career today. This is Claire and she is a Master Chocolatier who runs Nut Free Chox.1. Hi Claire, can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job?My job is amazing! I am lucky enough to be a master chocolatier which means making and testing new chocolate products made especially for those people suffering from a nut or peanut allergy. We work hard to be gluten, egg and...


Dress Like a Woman you Say?

Isla Macneil

Dress Like a Woman you Say?

As someone once said to me, ‘every day is a day for dressing up’ and I believe they are absolutely correct. You should indeed be able to dress any way you please for work. So you can imagine my reaction last week when I heard that President Donald Trump had released a directive stating that female staff at the White House should ‘dress like women’.  Once I stopped swearing at the radio I started thinking about this statement and what it actually means to ‘dress like a woman’ at work.  As a freelancer, I can spend entire work days in pyjamas. ...

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