Have You Thought of a Career in Medical Research?
Outreach Public event
Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 4pm to 5pm
A series of online talks/conversations with scientists from NDS, NDORMS and other University of Oxford Medical Science departments for Y12/13 students.
Philip Drennan - Choose your own adventure
I went to medical school in New Zealand, and later moved to Australia to further my training, before coming to the UK about 3 years ago. I specialise in two fields: Clinical Pharmacology, which relates to how we can use medicines most effectively, and Infectious Diseases, which relates to the diagnosis and treatment of bugs such viruses and bacteria. In addition to caring for patients, I do medical research which investigates how our immune systems respond to vaccines, and how this might help us develop more effective treatments for a range of conditions in the future. My career has allowed me to travel extensively, from New Zealand, to Australia, and then the UK, with some time in Cambodia and the South Pacific along the way.
At school I had to chose between pursuing a career in professional football or focussing on my academic studies. Now I am combining being a surgeon with immunology research. I am passionate about examining the inequities in science and medicine. By exploring its impact on our wider societies, my research in this area aims to help find solutions that can close the health gap.
Please see the NDORMS website for further information.