Rising star – Life Sciences 2015 - Lowri Hughes

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Lowri Hughes of Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust was winner of the Rising star – Life Sciences category in the 2015 Healthcare Awards

Rising star – Life Sciences 2015 - Lowri Hughes

The citation for Lowri Hughes read:


Lowri was one of the first STPs in Genetics starting her training in Birmingham in 2010.  Her ability to work in a flexible and innovative way was exemplified by her continuing her Master’s degree whilst on a 6 month period of maternity leave; she returned full time to complete her training.  Her MSc project has facilitated development of a Next Generation Sequencing panel for disorders of sexual development.


On completion of her STP training Lowri relocated to Liverpool to work in the Merseyside and Cheshire Regional Molecular Genetics Laboratory; twelve months later Lowri returned to Birmingham to join the first cohort of HSSTs in Genetics.


Throughout her training Lowri has been proactive in representing trainees and was selected as Trainee representative on the Healthcare Science Implementation Network Group.   She also represents trainees on the Royal College of Pathologist Specialist Advisory Committee for Genetics and Reproductive Science. 


Lowri is an active STEM ambassador and is always enthusiastic and willing to promote the work of Clinical Scientists.  Her energy and willingness to contribute is clear to all who meet her, but above all Lowri never forgets why she is doing what she does and that is for the benefit of patients.