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The Forensic Troubleshooter

If you weren’t a scientist, what would you be?

When I was at school, I toyed with the idea of being a comedy actor! But throughout my career, people have told me that I would have been a good teacher. I’m not sure I would personally have chosen a teaching career, but perhaps it would have chosen me if I hadn’t focused on science.

I chose to study chemistry and analytical science at university. For a time, I had wanted to be a policeman, but I decided to fight crime in a different way by becoming a forensic scientist. After I graduated, however, I found that I couldn’t really afford to leave home and survive on the starting salary of a forensic scientist. I’d like to believe that the forensic science industry lost out on a great scientist that day and they really should review their starting salaries…

Instead, I decided on a career in water analysis. I went to an interview in Swindon, UK. Next door, there was also a job in quality control going at RP Scherer and I ended up taking the QC job.. Actually, it all turned out rather well!

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