• Question: How do you do your job daily and what's it like having such an interesting job?

    Asked by 759tch48 to Kirsty on 12 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 12 Jun 2016:

      Thanks for another great question!

      In lots of ways my job is like lots of office jobs: I answer my emails, I work on computer a lot, I have meeting with my colleagues and I have to write reports. In some ways it’s also like being at school- I have home work and books I have to read, and I get tested to check I’m leaning things. I also have to write assignments that get marked.

      The fun bits of my job are the unique bit’s like working in my laboratory. Here there are lots of bits of scientific equipment for measure things. Some you’ll recognise, like the scales we have which look like the ones you get in a doctors office, and some are really high tech like the Vicon Camera system. This is really cool because you attach reflective dots to people and then film them with lots of cameras at the same time to build a computer model of how they move.

      I love my job- even when it’s cold and snowy I enjoy getting up and going to work to see what new things I’m going to learn- for me that sense of discovery is the best bit about being a scientist!