Name: Katy Church
Current Job: Clinical Data Analyst
Scientific Discipline/Field: Cancer Research
Pick some letters (L,G,B,T,Q,+, etc.): L
Twitter or other social media handle (if applicable): @katyvioletc
What does your job involve?
Analysis and monitoring of data obtained from clinical trials at the ICR.
How did you get to this job (education etc.)?
BSc Biomedical Science and MSc Clinical Neuroscience
Do you feel being LGBT has affected your career decisions?
I really lacked LGBT role models, but I didn’t let that stop me from perusing my passion. It was hard at times.
Have you had any reactions from colleagues about being LGBT, either good or bad?
Never had a bad reaction, thankfully so far in my career everyone has been very supportive. It was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting the worst.
Did you have any role models growing up (LGBT, STEM, totally unrelated…)?
I can’t say I did
What are your plans for the future?
Continue in the field of Cancer Research
Anything else you’d like to add?
I think role models for LGBT STEM are so important, I’ve met so many wonderful people along my way and I’d want others to know what they are not alone!