University of Salford academic named NHS ‘Wonder Woman’

Categories: School of Health and Society

Dr Yeliz Prior, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Salford, has been chosen to feature in the latest Wonder Women film from NHS Research & Development North West.

Dr Yeliz Prior

The film features Yeliz (pictured) talking about the human side to her work and her passion for research. She also highlights the importance of diversity and the need for more women to help shape the future of health and social care research, in order to better represent the NHS workforce. 

Yeliz explains: “I’m really proud that the NHS asked me to take part in the Wonder Women films. I think we should all be a bit more ambitious, and hopefully this will help other women to see that research could be a career option for them.

“I think women often worry more about whether they are good enough; research shows we can be more cautious than men in going for promotions for instance. I always tell people, you are better than good enough. You can achieve anything. 

“As a mother who is juggling work and study, you do worry at times about how to balance everything. But as I see my children growing into amazing adults, with awareness and independence that other teenagers their age don’t necessarily have, I really feel that seeing my achievements and career has been a good thing for them.”

The women featured in the Wonder Women films include researchers, nurses, physios, pharmacists, mums, and wives. The series aims to inspire and encourage others who may be thinking about working in the health research field. 

You can watch the full interview below.

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