James Henstock


I am gay and I am a bioengineer. //

I’m a tenure-track fellow in regenerative medicine at the University of Liverpool. My research focuses on combining stem cells with engineering technologies to regenerate body parts. My research has taken me across the world for work and conferences, and I really enjoy the freedom of an academic career. I’ve found that maintaining a good work/life balance in academia can be hard: everyone is overworked and it’s temping to compare yourself to colleagues, but it’s important to focus on your own development and remember that everyone has a different path. Supporting diversity in STEM is extremely important in bringing in new ideas and perspectives, and I think also helps drives real change in other sectors. I’m very proud to contribute to this project!

Twitter: @jhenstock