Dr Shaun Gregory is one of our experienced researchers in the ICETLAB, part of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital. He also holds the position as Research Fellow with Griffith University for all of his work with the team. We got to catch up with the avid football fan to find out more about him!

What was your first job?
Cook in a fish and chip shop. Free calamari!

What does an average day in your work life look like?
Meetings with staff and students, writing grants and papers, and getting to do experiments in the lab (if I’m lucky). Although sometimes a day can be attending an international conference in San Francisco and meeting with world-leaders in my field, so it changes each day!

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to become a medical researcher?
Work hard and collaborate. Hard work is always necessary to get ahead in the field, while making friends and working with researchers from various disciplines will give you broader background and assistance when you need it!

What’s on your bucket list?
Not much really. When I see something I want to do, I do it. Maybe work in London for a year while attending every Arsenal football match during a season. And eventually become a Professor!

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Humour. Life needs to be fun!

What would you like to be known for?
I would like to be involved in the development of a medical device which helps patient outcomes. I would also like to help educate the next generation of medical researchers, as I received excellent mentoring during my PhD and I want other students to have the same advantage.

What do you like to do on your days off?
Play and watch football (soccer), beach, and anything with friends and family.

What is your favourite inspiring quote?
I don’t have a quote, but I take inspiration from those around me who have done incredible things. For instance, my PhD advisor who helped the careers of so many medical researchers – that’s inspiring!