Alexandra Rolland is an epidemiologist working for Public Health England, studying the impact of HIV across the UK. We talk about how she balances data collection and privacy protection as well as the ethics and responsibilities of scientists in her field.
Florian Steiner is a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London who does calculations to make better solar cells. I discover who his influences are, what it's like working in a foreign language, and his experience working in a government department.
In this first episode I talk to Dr Roland Piper, a physicist who has recently moved from the academic to industrial world. I find out about his experiences in both, and whether PhD students would benefit from stand-up meetings.