After completing a master’s in Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, I joined the House of Commons Library on the Speaker’s internship scheme. I started in the Home Affairs research team, and later gained experience in the Social and General Statistics team. My work involved answering questions from MPs and producing Library Research Briefings and Debate Packs.   

My first role in POST was a Social Science adviser, the duties included writing policy briefings for parliamentarians on social science related topics, embedding social science methods into parliamentary scrutiny and evidence analysis, and providing evidence analysis for committees. I am now working as the Biological Sciences, Health and Medicine Adviser, where my work focuses on health-related research topics. I continue to engage with different teams across Parliament, as well as expert stakeholders, to produce briefings, support inquiries in scoping/horizon scanning, complete rapid evidence assessments, and suggest relevant experts to contribute to our work. 

Occasionally I take part in outreach work which involves going to universities or other academic organisations to present on policy engagement. I’ve also attended national and international conferences and meetings to take part in knowledge exchange.  

I enjoy working for POST because my role is very dynamic. Every day is different, with various opportunities to learn. As a stutterer, initially I found it incredibly challenging working in POST as a large amount of our work requires presenting evidence and proposals at board meetings. Now I thoroughly enjoy presenting to different audiences because it contributes to my personal development as well as sharing the valued knowledge with diverse people. 

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