Karina Carey

Job title/role in FutureNeuro

Reporting Officer part of the Operations Team

Tell us a little about your background and what led you to a career in FutureNeuro?

I studied Biology in College and worked in Pharmaceutical and University labs before hanging up the lab coat and working in an office helping to write funding applications and then award management of funded awards which led to joining the Operations team in FutureNeuro.

What does a typical day look like for you? 

A typical day involves attending meetings, planning events, completing reports, budget management, helping colleagues.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

Juggling several balls at the same time to make sure they all land where they are meant to!

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Securing my current role in FutureNeuro has been a great learning experience with the opportunity to carry out new challenges.

Tell me about someone who has influenced your decision to pursue your career?

I had really good teachers and lecturers who always encouraged us to do our best and go for challenges.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about pursuing a career in FutureNeuro and/or STEM?

It’s a rewarding career choice and there is a lot of different opportunities.

What impact do you hope your role in FutureNeuro will have over the next five years?

As we will be starting phase 2 of the Centre in the coming months I hope to help in the establishment of the phase 2 program which will hopefully aid its success.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I joined FutureNeuro on its first day of operation.

What do you do in your spare time?

Running, meet family & friends.

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