I graduated from the University of Birmingham, in 2016, with a Master's degree in Chemistry. There, I developed a keen interest in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and went on to use NMR, to characterise ionic liquid systems, in my final year project. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging will allow me to transfer my skills in NMR to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and other medical imaging techniques. I first got a taste for working in a lively hospital environment during a summer placement in the Pathology Laboratories at Southampton General Hospital. Conducting my MRes and PhD research at St Thomas' Hospital will provide me with an opportunity to focus on work that is both academically interesting and medically relevant; and it is for this reason that I feel particularly fortunate to study at this CDT.