Meet new team member Khat Ali

28 Apr 2021
Picture of Khat AliWe recently welcomed Khat Ali as the new Project Officer in the ECMC team. Khat has replaced Caroline Huxley as Project Officer but luckily for us Caroline has remained in the ECMC Programme Office. Caroline is now the Cancer Research UK Paediatric Manager and will be working to deliver the CRUK for Children and Young People's research strategy to drive progress for children and young people's cancer research. Read more about Khat below.
What is your role in the ECMC Programme Office?
As a project officer, I’m responsible for supporting the delivery of key projects within the ECMC Programme Office. This includes assisting with the Future Network Strategy, Industry Engagement and Comms. I also provide admin support for the Programme Office as well as acting as a first point of contact for inquiries. 
When did you join the team and can you describe one highlight you have had since joining?
I joined the team in March 2021 and my biggest highlight has been how welcoming, friendly and helpful the team has been.
What was your experience before joining the team?
After graduating with a MSc in Biomedical Science, I worked for a diagnostics lab as a lab/admin assistant and more recently as a neurosurgery medical secretary.
What hobbies do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I really enjoy baking, trying out my own recipes and pre Covid I loved travelling and going to gigs!
If you were only able to read 1 book, watch 1 movie and listen to 1 song whilst stranded on an island, what would they be?
Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian which is my all-time favourite childhood book, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding.