The Royal Society

Meet the team – Rotten fish & fossils

Posted by on 15 June 2011

Dr Sarah Gabbott’s full profile can be found on the Scientist page.

The rest of the team for this exhibit include..

Professor Mark Purnell, University of Leicester
What is it like being a scientist?
It can be great fun. Going to interesting places to search for or to study fossils, for example, is one of the perks. But nothing beats the buzz of solving a problem that has foxed other people, or the joy of uncovering new information that changes our understanding of something. I am lucky to have a job that includes real excitement. Having said that, its not all fun: collecting and analysing the data that provide the solid foundations of the science can be pretty laborious at times.