Paul Lee RSci, Healthcare Scientist
Scientist Type: Operational, Service provider
Professional body: IPEM
"Being a Registered Scientist has given me focus and helped raise my profile, add to my credentials and plan a progression through the different levels within the Science Council (aiming towards chartered status)."
Why I decided to become a Registered Scientist
As a full member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and a full-
time Healthcare Scientist employed in the National Health Service, I now find myself being invited to talk at local and national events, share my knowledge and vast experience and publish in peer reviewed journals and at conferences.
Being a Registered Scientist (RSci) tells your peers, employer and the public that you have a background, training, level of competence and professional approach to you career. The Science Council gives you access to resources, events and colleagues from similar background and those from very different areas who can share their experiences and help you learn from others.
How being a Registered Scientist has benefited me
Being a Registered Scientist has given me focus and helped raise my profile, add to my credentials and plan a progression through the different levels within the Science Council (aiming towards chartered status).
I am able to map my training and use the resources to help deliver teaching and training sessions, to link in with schools and universities on careers days and other STEM activities.
There is no doubt that the public, politicians and the press hold ‘scientists’ in high regard and being a member of a professional group with professional standing has been a great boon.
The Science Council have a strong voice and have helped raise our profile across the UK, promoting the profession, helping to shape national policy and develop links across the broad spectrum of scientists.
Who else would benefit from becoming a Registered Scientist?
Anyone who works within the science field, from schools, colleges, NHS, private sector, those involved in research and development and teaching. Anyone who has something to offer, or something to share then they would all benefit in some way.
Those with an interest in training and development, in continuing professional development (CPD) and anyone who is involved in supervising and/or appraisals of other staff would also benefit from being a Registered Scientist.
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