Meet: Dr Ellie Beaman

Dr Ellie Beaman, Oxford Brookes University, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

What do you research? 

Ellie Beaman

I am a cancer researcher. I am especially interested in the prevention of cancer spread (metastasis).

What is your typical day like?

I work in a molecular biology and cell biology lab so I spend a lot of time in a lab coat and gloves! There is no typical day as experiments (although planned out well in advance) are unpredictable and you never know what you are going to get!

What is the most surprising thing you have discovered?

That you never stop learning.

Why did you become a scientist?

When I was little, I always wanted to know how things worked and would always be saying ‘why?’ – which I am sure drove my parents crazy! As I got older, I wanted to help people and for me being a scientist lets me do that.

When you were in school, what was your favourite subject?

Art… and Biology (of course!)

How do you relax when you’re not doing science?

I am a keen runner and yogi (Namaste) and I love playing with Beau, my 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel. I am also a self-confessed book worm and given the chance will happily sit and read all day!


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