We spoke to Dr Aoibheann Bird from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, about how future job-seekers will need to work with people of different backgrounds to succeed.
Bird is Insight’s education and outreach manager and was at Career Zoo in the Convention Centre Dublin on 15 February to speak to PhD students who are looking to make the next step in their research careers, as well as reveal a wide range of roles at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics for software developers, research assistants, administrators and managers.
Describing her own story, Bird says she used diversity as a way to progress her career. “I myself was a physicist and then I went into biomedical … and in Insight we have people from different backgrounds, such as biomechanics and computer scientists, side-by-side."
She now sees her role of encouraging children to become interested in science as her main priority.