Name: Sunetra Gupta
Job: Professor of Epidemiology and Novelist
Source: Soapbox Science [original post from April 2012]
My current job is a combination of research into infectious diseases and teaching. It does involve very long hours but I enjoy both activities enormously. I am also a novelist and it is a little bit frustrating that I cannot devote as much time to writing as I’d like, but I would never consider giving up science. I do not think being a scientist poses too many problems in achieving a decent work-life balance (especially as work tends to merge with life) but I have found travelling to be a problem when having charge of young children.