Women in Science – Health Manager

Women In Science

Between 11th February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science and British Science Week 9th – 18th March), we’re introducing you to some of the amazingly talented scientists . . . who just happen to be women . . . working in Scottish salmon farming. They not only help to make Scottish salmon the global success story it is today, but are working tirelessly to ensure its sustainable future.

Marine Harvest Scotland

Today’s featured scientist is Charlotte Maddocks, Marine Harvest Scotland’s Regional Health Manager, based in the Western Isles.

Hi Charlotte. What does your job entail?

  • Fish health surveillance at sea, day to day farm visits and diagnostics, routine health management and planning.

Why do you love what you do?

  • I love working towards having a healthier ocean and being out on the sea in all weather.

Bonus question! What advice would you give other women or girls thinking of a career in science?

  • Do it! It’s rewarding to work in a progressive industry where you can make a difference. Science needs you!

To find more about the UN’s International Women & Girls in Science Day visit http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

For more information on British Science Week go here https://www.britishscienceweek.org