Career case studies

Studying physics can lead to a wide variety of career paths. In this section you can find out about the working lives of some physicists and how they got to where they are today.

Energy consultant

Energy consultant

Energy consultant

Interview with Gavin McPherson

Innovation consultant

Intellectual property manager

Intellectual property management consultant

Interview with Beth Vokurka

Medical physicist

Medical physicist

Medical physicist

Dr Mary Frances Dempsey is a state registered clinical scientist working in the NHS

Writer and chess coach

Writer and chess coach

Writer and chess coach

Interview with Heather Lang

Graduate systems engineer

Graduate systems engineer

Systems engineer

Interview with Jennifer Pollock, graduate systems engineer

Managing director

Managing director

Managing director

Andrew Conway talks about his physics career

Renewable energy developer

Renewable energy developer

Renewable energy developer

Simon Robertson describes his job as a renewable energy developer

Java trainer

Java trainer

Java trainer

An interview with Kevin Timmins



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