Meet Dr Radha Nair-Roberts, postdoctoral researcher at the Brain Repair Groupat the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
Radha and I first met in Oxford when we both won places on the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD program in Neuroscience. Radha’s PhD studies took her on a far more exotic journey than most – few neuroscientists can attest to field work capturing birds in Argentina! But her story of what came next will be very familiar to many women – the ups, downs and angst of how to mix motherhood with a career in research. As you’ll see, Radha seems to have found a way to make it work. And as she points out, women shouldn’t feel guilty for taking a career break to start a family – the global gene pool needs smart women to have babies!