I graduated with an integrated Masters in Physics from The University of Manchester in 2009. My MPhys project was supervised by Dr Oleg Aslanidi who later joined the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at King’s College, London (KCL). The project involved the mathematical modelling of electrophysiological processes in cardiomyocytes to investigate atrial fibrillation and was published as an IEEE conference paper. I enjoyed doing the computational research, but had always felt compelled to share my expertise through teaching. After completing my PGCE and teaching for 5 years, I suffered a cardiac arrest – I had just turned 27 years old. I had a defibrillator implanted (called Danny) and I spent 6 months recovering and reconsidering my career. The coincidence between my MPhys research and my own life made me get in contact with Dr. Aslanidi for advice about getting back into academia and pursuing a research career. I joined the stand-alone Master of Research (MRes) course in Medical Imaging Sciences at KCL where I also met the cohort of students starting out in the new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging.