Meet the scientists
Siôn Glyn-Jones read medicine at Cambridge and later conducted his clinical attachment in London. Thereafter, he went on to complete his surgical and orthopaedic training in Oxford, where he gained a DPhil. He now works as a Consultant Hip Surgeon in the Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Service at the Nuffield...
My parents are of Indian heritage. My dad was born in Uganda and arrived in the UK in 1972 as a refugee after the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda. My mum was born in India and met my dad while visiting a friend in the UK. They married and settled just outside London, where I was born and grew up.
Professor Kia Nobre left her hometown of Rio de Janeiro with great ambivalence to study at a liberal arts college in the United States. She had wanted to study science from a young age, but wasn’t sure what area. It wasn't until she took a college course on 'brain and behaviour' that she found an area that really interested her and she became a neuroscientist.
As a DPhil candidate in Philosophy, I am based at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. During my undergraduate studies in biology and anthropology at the Australian National University, I took an amazing class in bioethics, and discovered a love for asking the big “should” questions about scientific developments—from new reproductive technologies, to organ markets, to public health...
I always wanted to be a physicist but growing up in a middle income family in India means that job prospects take first priority, so I did the balancing act of studying Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in the picturesque north-eastern city of Guwahati. There I pursued my research interests independently and took special interest in thermodynamics and nanotechnology...