Prof Ruth Zadoks
Professor of Molecular Epidemiology
I am a veterinarian by training and have moved from clinical work and clinical research into academic research and its accompanying responsibilities. After 6 years at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and 6 years at Cornell University in the USA, I’ve been in the UK for just over 6 years now and at the University of Glasgow for 1 year.
"IBAHCM is the first work place where gender issues are being addressed proactively."Changing jobs and countries is both time consuming and exciting. You learn that wherever you go, you take yourself with you. In each job and country, I have struggled to balance work and personal life. Having a partner, pet and vegetable plot helps to keep me happy and sane!
Moving from veterinary school, which is largely a women’s world these days, to PhD student and beyond, I have seen the proportion of women at work drop off and I still find myself in meetings surrounded by “grey suits”. For me, IBAHCM is the first work place where gender issues are being addressed proactively and I find it very inspirational to see such a mix of successful women and men across the entire career ladder.