I work in the Human Resources team, leading on the delivery of operational HR services. My responsibilities include working with managers and employees in the application of HR policies and best practices for high quality delivery on people management and development.
Life at Genomics England
I joined the Genomics England HR team – then just the Head of HR – as an HR officer in 2015. It has been extremely rewarding delivering HR initiatives in a dynamic environment that is constantly learning and evolving. Adapting and catering to the rapid growth of the project has also provided opportunities for personal growth and career development. Since joining the project, I have been able to complete my CIPD qualification and progress to HR Business Partner.
One of the best things about working here is how friendly everyone is; you meet and work with brilliant people from all sorts of backgrounds. I find working in a melting pot of leading experts from varied fields with a shared passion of one common goal very fulfilling.
In social settings, I take pride in explaining what I do and promoting the organisation to family and friends. I believe Genomics is one of the most exciting fields in science right now and I look forward to the delivery of the Project.
Prior to joining Genomics England, I experienced HR across a spectrum of organisations, from small Academies to larger local government and higher Institutions. Academically I am CIPD qualified as well as having an undergraduate degree in psychology and postgraduate certificate in Occupational psychology.
The combination of my work and academic experience has been valuable in influencing my knowledge of how to best support such a diverse workforce. I constantly find myself building on past experiences to help form innovative solutions for change management.
I was born in West Africa (Nigeria) and moved to the UK with my family when I was 13. I love exploring new places and travel a lot. My most recent trip was to the south of France and plan to see the Christmas market in Budapest. My interest in HR stemmed from curiosity about the way people think, socialise, and communicate daily and in their working environment and I look forward to a long career in this field.
We have had a fortunate and unfortunate recent history of two types of cancer in my family. I really wanted to be a part of changing medicine in the NHS to make use of genomics to improve the care of rare disease and cancer patients.