Episode 4: 15 minutes with an academic paediatrician

Professor Rachel Lennon is a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Her academic research focuses on understanding cell adhesion and the extracellular matrix in the glomerulus. Clinically she has a keen interest in Alport syndrome and runs dedicated clinics for patients with this condition at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Watch our lovely vice president Lydia chat to Professor Lennon about being an academic paediatrician and find out whether it’s the job for you! 👶 ⭐️👶⭐️

  • How did she get into paediatrics? 0:32
  • Best and worst things about the job? 1:54
  • Why academic paediatrics? 4:41
  • What does a typical week entail? 7:47
  • What will be the biggest change in the next 10 years? 10:19
  • Any advice for students wishing to pursue a career in academic paediatrics? 13:40

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