Michael East

Its shocking, Bob Diamond and I have something in common

Favourite Thing: Being a detective



Gilberd School and Sixth Form College, Colchester; University of Birmingham; St George’s Hospital, London; University of Leeds; Open University


Biology, Medicine, Law

Work History:

Junior doctor at St James’ Hospital, Leeds

Current Job:

Histopathologist at Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel


Barts Health NHS Trust

Me and my work

I find out how people died – I’m having a bad day when my patient does wake up.

My Typical Day

I do post mortems in the morning and cut up specimens from surgery. In the afternoons I am at the microscope looking at slides.

What I'd do with the money

I would come to your school to talk about my work and do microscope demonstrations.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

daydreamer, eccentric, ipod-fiend

Who is your favourite singer or band?

at the moment Janelle Monae

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Wind surfing

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

A garden, a cat, a trip into space

What did you want to be after you left school?


Were you ever in trouble in at school?

All gas taps on fire in science class

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Saving a life

Tell us a joke.

Many people cry when they chop onions – the trick is not to form an emotional bond

Other stuff

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