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REAL ROLE MODEL


Dace Dimza-Jones
Industry Facilitator
NIHR CRN Greater Manchester
WHAT DO YOU DO?

Help to deliver high quality research studies across 30 clinical areas (cardiovascular, oncology, diabetes, surgery, emergency, renal, respiratory, public health, primary care etc. ) to make sure that people across Greater Manchester have opportunity to take part in innovative, groundbreaking and life changing research to improve health and wealth.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Networking
  • Empathy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Every day of my work is incredible, inspirational and meaningful. The most exciting part has been listening to patient stories and how life changing research had been for them and their families. Seeing patients able to live, hear and see with the help of research is my “special everyday”.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Master’s degree in Public and Environmental health. Since age of 12, I have been volunteering for many different organizations which has helped me to develop my confidence and various professional skills.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

My mum and my sisters had been the inspiration behind my career choices. They always said – “Do what you love and never give up!” This has led to that my work is my hobby and every day of my life is absolutely incredible.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

It’s a field where you can create, change and make a difference for so many. It’s so dynamic and exciting that no two days are ever the same. You constantly learn and grow. There is a huge diversity of the roles in digital and tech which means that there is always something there for you!


I AM...
ENTHUSIASTIC
ADVENTUROUS
CREATIVE