Bolton School, King’s College London
MPharm degree, A Levels, GCSE’s
Talking to patients and playing a part in helping them get better by explaining how they can avoid medication and use medication safely.
I love my career!Read more
I’m Thorrun, I live in the North West of England and i love my career. I’ve always wanted to be a pharmacist (or a Blue Peter Presenter). I studied at King’s College London and i very much enjoyed being a student in London. In my spare time i love going back to visit London and travelling. When i’m not at work i like swimming and going to the gym. Once a month i participate in a pharmacy radio phone in on BBC Radio Lancashire where i give out advice and chat to the public.
I’m a PharmacistRead more
Community pharmacy is very varied:
My day can involve:
- giving healthcare advice about prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- advising on drug dosages and risks
- Screening for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure
- ordering and controlling stock
- running a business, including supervising and training staff
My Typical Day
Very busy! Counselling patients, reviewing medication, helping other healthcare professionals.Read more
Grab some breakfast, get to work, check prescriptions, dispense advice and that might include chatting with doctors to provide support on what to prescribe.
What I'd do with the money
Engaging with young people and visiting schools to promote the safe use of medicines and pharmacy as a public health service.Read more
I’d like to spend the money to promote what pharmacists do and to encourage the public to use pharmacy first to decrease pressure on GP’s and A+E.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, Committed, Excited
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Interviewing Piers Morgan and Gordon Brown for BBC Newsround
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I got told off for reading a fiction book in class because i was addicted to it!
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Through my understanding of how drugs are delivered into the body i have helped patients choose the best treatment for them.
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
One wish for more wishes?
Tell us a joke.
Why are there pain killers in the jungle? The PARROTS-ATE-THEM-ALL. (Paracetamol)
This is me at my graduation!