Laura Bowater is a Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School. She started her career as a scientist who studied bacteria for more than twenty years before she moved to the University of East Anglia in 2007. Her current role is teaching medical students science and microbiology and ensuring it is delivered in an accessible and relevant way. Laura's other roles include ensuring entry to medical school is accessible to students from non-traditional backgrounds and encouraging them to consider medicine as a profession. In addition Laura is passionate about communicating science to a diverse audience and encouraging her colleagues to do likewise.