• Question: Has it ever become boring when working with chickens over and over?

    Asked by forensicscientist to Emma on 3 Jul 2012.
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      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      This is a great question!

      Actually yes sometimes I do miss working on other things.

      I am the sort of person who finds lots of things really interesting so I do get bored if I work on the same thing for too long.

      There’s lots of aspects to my PhD which helps keeps things interesting, plus also I get the opportunity to talk to you guys which is great. After my PhD I don’t think I will stay in pure research. I want to work as a vet pathologist which means I will get to do post mortems, look at lumps that vets have cut off animals to see if they are cancerous and do a bit of research.

      Basically I am very much ‘a jack of all trades and a master of none’ but I don’t think that’s such a bad thing!