Date: Wednesday 24 January 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: C1.18 Pavilion, 115 New Cavendish St, London, W1W 6UW
RSVP: This event is free, but you must register your place in advance using this form

Victoria Heath, Westminster alumna and Senior Biomedical Scientist, will be sharing her incredible experience travelling to Sierra Leone to work in a treatment centre as part of the UK Government's response to the Ebola virus outbreak. 

Victoria’s role in helping to curb the Ebola outbreak is both inspiring and a great example of effective crisis management under intense pressure. She explains: 'I strongly believe that people who are lucky enough to have knowledge and resources should use them to help those that do not.'

There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the speakers both during the Q&A and informally after the event with refreshments and networking.


Victoria has dedicated most of her adult life to pathology, working in NHS laboratories since she was 18, taking time out in 2011 to complete an MSc in Biomedical Sciences at University of Westminster. In 2015 she was deployed to Sierra Leone to work in a Treatment Centre as part of the UK Government's response to the Ebola virus outbreak. Based at a campsite in Port Loko, Victoria was part of one of the laboratory teams that were responsible for testing blood samples from the Centre's patients and swabs from any deaths in the local community for Ebola. Before they left the country the team started training scientists from a local hospital to safely handle Ebola positive samples. Victoria was awarded the Queen's Ebola medal for her outstanding work n West Africa. Back in the UK, she currently has two jobs, as a Senior Biomedical Scientist in Immunology by day, and as a private tutor at night. When she finds some free time, Victoria enjoys exploring the world with her husband, knitting, and adopting black cats!

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