12 November 2014

University of Sheffield Career Options Seminar

Organised by:

SCI’s Yorkshire and the Humber Group

University of Sheffield, Dept of Chemistry

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The aim of this event is to find out about a range of scientific career paths, both in and out of the laboratory. The talks will be followed by an informal buffet where you will be able to mingle and chat with the speakers.


Introduction by SCI - John Stanford, University of Leeds 

Knowledge Transfer - Ana McIntosh, University of Sheffield 

Ana studied materials engineering as an undergraduate before a PhD in Tissue Engineering based in the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield. After a short post-doc, she worked for a micro-SME for 5 years before joining METRC as business development manager where she stayed for 2 1/2 years. 6 months ago she took on the newly-created role of Centre Manager for the Sheffield Centre for Robotics.  

Industrial R&D - Gayle Kennedy, RB

Gayle achieved a doctorate in chemistry from Strathclyde University in 1999. She is now an R&D Manager in the Health Wellness team for RB, currently working in Foot Care and Derma Skin Care. She has 15 years experience at RB, including 5 years in the US working on surface cleaners and personal care.  

Process Engineering - Andrea Seedhouse, SABIC 

Andrea graduated in 2008 with a First Class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, completing an Industrial Placement year with Chevron at their Pembroke Refinery. After graduation she joined SABIC UK Petrochemicals in Teesside as a Process Engineer, then subsequently working in plant management and commissioning roles. She is a STEM Ambassador and is on SABIC's Education Liaison Panel, participating in a range of activities aimed at students and young people.  

Business Owner - Callie Seaman, Aqualabs 

Callie Seaman started working in the fertilizer sector over 10 years ago, initially in retail then moving into the Research and Development area. She went on to plan, develop and manage a small successful manufacturing facility whilst also studying part time for a PhD in fertilizer chemistry. Last year she set up her first business developing and manufacturing liquid fertilizers at Aqualabs Ltd in Sheffield.  

Venue and Contact

Sheffield University

University of Sheffield, Dept of Chemistry
Dainton Lecture Theatre 1, Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN


John Stanford

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2402

Email: J.Stanford@leeds.ac.uk


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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.