• Question: How would you describe your job in 25 words?

    Asked by #Kasthury16 to Valerie, Steve, Sean, Kath, Carmel, Alex on 6 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Valerie Bentivegna

      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 6 Nov 2017:

      I study the “mechanical” properties of little bits of tissue that I can grow in a culture dish, to see what changes in disease.

    • Photo: Carmel Howe

      Carmel Howe answered on 6 Nov 2017:

      I am using light to detect very small changes in the membrane of a brain cell when they are talking to each other.

    • Photo: Kathryn Thomas

      Kathryn Thomas answered on 6 Nov 2017:

      Constantly changing and sometimes confusing, trying to make peoples lives better using clever science and cool machinery. Its often challenging but I love my job.

    • Photo: Sean Doherty

      Sean Doherty answered on 6 Nov 2017:

      I run research studies and build devices to help people with damage to their nervous system in their daily lives. It is a great job.

    • Photo: Stephen Lang

      Stephen Lang answered on 6 Nov 2017:

      I come up with new ideas to suit particular needs and show people how to make them happen, or supply ways of solving people’s engineering problems.