Why do children differ in their academic achievements?
Emma Meaburn, Genetics
Dr. Emma Meaburn describes the day-to-day life of an academic scientist who researches what genes do and how they change. Watch the video to find out more about behavioural genetics and how her experience as a fostered child inspired her to pursue her career.
In this talk, Dr Meaburn explores many topics, including:
Her research (0:38)
What the job of an academic scientist involves: research, teaching, and service (6:40)
Her path from fostered child to academia (10:45)
Things she wished she knew at 16 (14:33)
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Emma Meaburn began her science career studying human biology at King’s College London. Afterwards, she pursued her interest in genetics at Imperial College London’s Human Molecular Genetics masters programme. She continued her science career as a research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and completed a PhD in Behavioural Genetics. Currently, she is a lecturer at Birkbeck University London where she leads the BRIDGE lab.