Student profile - Francesca Pannullo
I joined the MRC in September 2012 on a PhD studentship in conjunction with the University of Glasgow. A masters in public health course is taken for the first year then the PhD will commence the following year. I did my honours degree at the University of Glasgow and my degree is in statistics. I’m in love with statistics and couldn’t get enough (I might be a little bit insane :P) so I applied to the MRC for their PhD on spatial modelling of air pollution in Scotland. At the time, I didn’t know I would have to do the MPH and it was a complete shock going from a mathematical based subject to a wordy based subject, especially since I hated English at school. However, the MPH so far has been really enjoyable as I am learning new things and the support from the MRC has been fantastic. What attracted me to the MRC most was the fact that they are a really well known organisation whose main focus is on research and they have produced a wide array of papers. The MRC combines people from many different backgrounds and people who are at different stages in their career and it just looked like a great place to be around and a great place to meet new people.