Dr Hassan-Nixon had a longstanding love of science since childhood. She completed a degree in chemistry but after the birth of a child she decided to take a break from her career. She has returned after a 12 year break with the help of a fellowship that offers other training and mentorship and she is now studying treatments into hay fever and asthma. She says:
"I encourage any person to resume their scientific career even after a long break. It is amazing what the brain retains and what you can contribute from your previous scientific and life experience."
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