Dr Jennie Gabriel
Research Grants Officer
Place of work / study:
How is your work funded?
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m an ex-researcher who focussed on the relationship between metabolic disease and cognitive decline. My PhD was funded by Alzheimer’s Society so I have quite the career history with them and came to work here in early 2021 as a grant officer. Since then, I’ve worked on some amazing projects to support Early-Career Researchers within the Dementia field.
I’m the only employee of Alzheimer’s Society that lives in Scotland (I think?) so I get to go to lots of the Scottish neurosciences conferences and events. Track me down for a chat!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I recently booked a week-long holiday to Fiji on a whim on a night out with a friend. Sadly, had to cancel it though when we realised it’s a 26hr flight each way!
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, make things happen. If there’s something you want experience in, whether it’s a new technique, board membership or lecturing experience. Speak to people and make it happen. And remember…It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn – Yes, it’s a great insight into health inequalities through history.