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Women in Science

Jamie studied English and Community Health when living in the USA. In England she worked in medical publishing, before doing a Masters in the History of Medicine. She worked with the Cochrane Tobacco Review group before starting her DPhil and still works with the group part time.

Portrait of Jamie Hartmann-BoyceBackground

at the time of the interview- October 2014

Jamie is a DPhil student, just starting her second year, based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. She is married and is expecting her first baby. She is White American.

Extended biography

at the time of the interview- October 2014

I think I have been surrounded by women who are quite, quite inspiring really

Jamie’s parents are both academics, but they did not push her into an academic career. Her mother is a great role model, as is her father. Jamie had an inspiring teacher at school, who taught her anatomy and physiology.

Jamie lived in England for a while when she was younger, and she thinks that her experience of the NHS when compared with the US health care system made her interested in health care.

Jamie’s father wanted her to be a doctor, but she studied English Literature and Community Health whilst at Tufts University in the USA. She particularly enjoyed Community Health. Then Jamie came to England and worked in medical publishing, before doing a Masters in the History of Medicine. She worked with the Cochrane Tobacco Review group in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences before starting her DPhil. She still works part time with the Cochrane Review Group.

Jamie is married and expecting her first baby. Her DPhil is externally funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

Jamie tries to keep work separate from her home life. She works 9.00-5.00 or 6.00pm and she tries to protect evenings and weekends so that she can spend time with her family and friends.

Jamie’s main message to other women is that they should not feel intimidated by other people and that they should feel confident in any situation.