Podcast Episode #38 A Rewarding Career in Medical Science, an interview with Dr Carli Roulston

Episode 27

In this episode, Leah interviews Dr Carli Roulton, neuropharmacologist and Program Manager from  The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world.

Carli is a neuropharmacologist and has 20 years of experience working in the field of neuroscience with the University of Melbourne, the O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and The Florey Institute.

Carli has spent the last 3 and a half years working at The Florey Institute as Head of Laboratory and more recently as Program Manager where she has specialised in research to promote recovery after stroke.

Carli also worked for many years as a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne, she served on the Board of Stroke Association Victoria for 3 years and was the founding member of the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance

Carli is super passionate about neuroscience and about helping others (particularly women) develop a sustainable and fulfilling career within the field. 

In this episode, Leah and Carli discuss all things science including:

  • How Carli first came to choose science as a career
  • The different career options available to her after completing a Bachelor of Science at Monash University
  • Why Carli chose to do a PhD and what it actually involves on a day-to-day basis
  • The different roles that Carli has had since completing her PhD
  • The most rewarding parts of her career to date
  • The frustrations that people need to be aware of if they choose a science career
  • What transferable skills that Carli used to move from a Laboratory Manager role into Program Management
  • Carli’s advice for any students who are contemplating a career in science to improve their employability in the future

If you are considering a career in science, then this episode is not to be missed! Enjoy!