Outstanding career success for Equine Science graduate

Michelle Hackett

BSc (Hons) Equine Science 2016

Along with a first class degree, Michelle secured a prestigious internship at Virginia Tech’s MARE Center while studying at University Centre Reaseheath and gained a unique insight into horse and environmental health at the world renown equine research centre in Virginia, USA.

Inspired by the centre’s ground-breaking scientific achievements she realised that she wanted to work in medical research and found that her equine laboratory and clinical skills were very transferable.

After graduating she spent 18 months at the Royal Surrey Hospital as a member of the NHS cancer screening team, followed by a period as a research scientist in human medicine based in Belfast. She is now a senior technical officer in the Northern Ireland public health laboratory at Belfast City Hospital, specialising in food and water safety.

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