I was always into science at school but it took me a while to find my calling. Towards the end of my undergraduate degree, I realised that I didn’t want to work in the labs and aspired to be in a career that would allow me to help people in a more direct manner. I used to enjoy cooking so I liked the idea of mixing cooking and science. So, I went into nutrition and dietetics.
During my research block, I found myself to be enjoying my project more than usual. I started looking into PhD projects and wanting to learn more. So, I took the plunge and went for it. My PhD focused on improving the eating habits of young adults. As with most research, most of our participants were women. I loved the qualitative aspect of my PhD as this is where I got to learn about their enablers and barriers. The majority of them talked about being super busy and time poor to practice healthy habits. I knew that it was something I’d have to come back to!