Dr Sophie Quick
Place of work / study:
Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh
Area of Research:
Neuroscience, specifically Cerebral Small Vessel Disease .
How is your work funded?
PhD Wellcome Trust, Post-doc BHF
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m from Newcastle, studied Biology at York, worked with AstraZeneca, have been living in Edinburgh since I started my PhD in 2015. I love baking, eating the baked goods, and going to the beach with my dog Manohar (who is all the way from India).
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I once came third in a lookalike contest for myself. Oh no wait, that was Charlie Chaplin.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I did two rotations at the start of my PhD and though I had only done a little neuroscience in my undergraduate I loved learning more with Anna Williams (my supervisor) and knew I wanted to stay and make a career in this area.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
The people around you make all the difference: ask for help, look for support, and learn from expertise. Then, when you can, offer the same to others.
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What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
I always read about 4 books at once! So I can always pick up whatever I’m in the mood for… Currently I am loving Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie  which is some gorgeous nature writing that transports me back to weekends spent in the Highlands.