What I'm doing now: my role with NHS Blood and Transplant

Student profile Joe Flannagan
Joe Flannagan
BSc Biomedical Science
Now: Epidemiology Scientist, NHS Blood and Transplant
Since graduating from Biomedical Science, Joe has made use of his knowledge and skills in health science and the scientific process to progress in his career. Joe is now working as an Epidemiology Scientist and thanks his degree for helping him to get to where he is now.
Student profile Joe Flannagan

Having graduated from Sheffield University in 2015, I am now working as an Epidemiology Scientist sitting across the NHS Blood and Transplant Unit and Public Health England. My role focuses on infectious diseases transmitted via blood transfusions and tissue/organ transplants and involves: managing surveillance, writing reports, and feeding into government policy on the topic.


My time in Sheffield really helped me get here, with my degree in Biomedical Science providing a solid basis in health science and the scientific process, which has aided me in my career and education since.

Joe Flannagan

BSc Biomedical Science


My time in Sheffield really helped me get here, with my degree in Biomedical Science providing a solid basis in health science and the scientific process, which has aided me in my career and education since.

Without it I wouldn’t have got a job in medical communications in 2016 which ultimately gave me the necessary experience to undertake a masters degree in Epidemiology. From there I entered into the Civil Service and eventually got my current job, one which challenges me and addresses real world health problems.

It’s not just the degree that I gained a lot from, the city itself is a place I still visit often and the people I met there remain some of my closest friends who have helped shape who I am. I am proud of what I studied and where I studied it, and it has definitely helped me get to where I am now.


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