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Heather is a carbon reduction scientist at Tunley and is currently completing her PhD at the university of Edinburgh, on ‘Is epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition involved in the pathogenesis of ectopic pregnancy?’. The aim of her project was to uncover the effects of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, called B(a)P, a known carcinogen and environmental pollutant, on the Fallopian tube in the female reproductive tract. Overall, the goal of her project was to further our understanding of how our environment affects female reproduction and fertility, and to identify how we can prevent conditions like ectopic pregnancy from happening.

Before starting her PhD, Heather completed a BSc Honours degree in Applied Bioscience and a MRes degree in Biomedical Science with mammalian biology, where she discovered her interest in how chemicals we are exposed to in everyday life can have an impact on our health.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys horse riding, skiing, Munro bagging and going to live music events.

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