Three of the School's research technicians have been awarded Registered Scientist status from The Science Council - Christine Grainger-Boultby, Paul Cooling and Thomas Booth.
The School is hugely proud of this achievement which highlights the strength of our technical team. The Registered Scientist (RSci) showcases the breadth of knowledge and skills the staff possess for the research instrumentation that they support and the contribution they make to achievement of the School’s objectives. Continued continued registration commits Paul, Christine and Tom to enhanced personal and professional development, aided by connections through the IST to professional and support networks.
I feel a greater sense of pride, about being a technician, as I have made myself more aware of what I am capable of and feel more confident about challenging myself in the future. I’m also hopeful, that if more technicians become registered with professional bodies it will raise the profile of technicians in general, and improve standards further across the University, and other scientific institutions in general. Paul Cooling BSc, MIScT, RSci
Receiving the award of Registered Scientist feels like a real lifetime achievement and an important milestone in my career. As a child, I always said that when I grow up I want to be a scientist – now I have professional recognition that I have achieved this! I believe that professional registration shows not only a benchmark level of technical ability and knowledge but also a commitment to professional standards and ongoing career development. Thomas Booth BSc, MIScT, RSci
The award of RSci has given me great pride in being a technician. The award has come later in my career than for Thomas and Paul but this increases the pleasure I feel in gaining this recognition after the years I have spent in a technical role. The award shows the professionalism and dedication I give to my work. Christine Grainger-Boultby BA, MIScT, RSci
Posted on Friday 25th September 2015