Sophie Georgiou

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Healthcare
Job title: Clinical Scientist
Subject of study: Psychology
Year of graduation: 2014
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I undertook post graduate study at Cardiff University and am now working in the field of Neurophysiology across hospitals in Exeter and South Devon.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose this career as I wanted to apply my knowledge in a practical setting, enabling me to work in a varied environment and meet new people every day. I like having the ability to help people whilst still staying engaged in the scientific community.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of PsySoc and The Howard League for Penal Reform.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I enjoyed learning more about the cognitive and biological aspects of psychology, my highlight was Dr Lavric’s module on Studying Cognition and Emotion with Brain Imaging.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The strong feeling of community and being surrounded by like minded people.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I wanted the opportunity to study in such beautiful surroundings in the middle of Devon, and found the topics covered at the open day more interesting than those at similar universities across the country.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Time management, flexibility and the ability to maintain a clear head under pressure. All of which were developed through the learning curve of deadlines, presentations and group work which I encountered at university.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Obtain as much work experience you can in order to see which aspects of a career interest you most deeply. Relevant work experience can be found in places that might not be immediately obvious, for example prior experience volunteering with children or the elderly can be very useful when you need to perform diagnostic testing on a wide variety of age groups and abilities.


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