From Sports Captain to Genome Mapper
Sitting Down With… Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England, and Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics in the National Health Service, London, UK
Luke Turner | | Interview
What led you to a career in pulmonary pathophysiology?
My personal sporting journey drove my initial interest in human physiology. As a schoolgirl, I represented my county in hockey. I also played a variety of different sports and therefore appreciated the importance of having a highly tuned body. I became particularly interested in the development of the cardiorespiratory system, so pursued this route in my training and joined the National Health Service (NHS), where I was able to use physiological and biochemical principles to study how disease affects the respiratory system.
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