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IDA Ambassador October Susan Carson

I first came to Oxford in the early 80's as a student in the life sciences and trained as a research scientist. I was always a curious child asking endless questions ‘why’ and as an experimental scientist I learned to ask interesting questions that could be studied and answered.

At the time, I didn’t realise that being a scientist was also a license to travel, and for the next almost 40 years I lived and worked in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. Asking questions leading to results that provide information that yield benefits was always core to my job description whether in academia, government, non-profits or business. Change, risk, managing expectations and finding that third path at the fork in the road were common occurrences.

Although, I have lived in many countries, Oxford is the only place I would call home. I am now researching more new questions in the libraries here, and I look forward to being part of the Ambassadors group.

(IMAGE: View from Bradlands)

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