Institute for Policy and Engagement

When Personal and Professional Lives Collide

B1 Physics Building
Thursday 18th May 2023 (18:00-19:00)
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BRCA: When personal and professional lives collide

Professor Emma Wilson, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham

Professor Wilson presents this public lecture, sharing personal and professional reflections on breast cancer research whilst living with a breast cancer susceptibility gene. Her summary is as follows: 

"As a Professor of Public Health my drive and motivation is to reduce population level health inequalities. One of my areas of interest is in breast cancer (and wider) screening programmes.

In 2017 I was told I carry the breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA2.

This lecture explores my personal reflections on undertaking breast cancer related research whilst also carrying the BRCA2 gene.

What I’ve learned, and why it’s been the most rewarding research I have done."

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