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Gemma Norburn RSciTech MAAPT CPD award winner

Gemma was a CPD award winner at the recent Science Council Celebration of Science event


Huge congratulations to Gemma Norburn who was a Science Council CPD award winner in 2023.

Gemma spoke to the Science Council:

What is it like being a CPD Award Winner?

I am absolutely chuffed to be awarded as a CPD Winner this year. It means so much to me and my career. I was previously received a commendation for my CPD, and to have achieved this level of award for 2023 is brilliant.

CPD is very important to me because it enables me to demonstrate my achievements in my career and ensures that my knowledge and training is up to date.

Tell us a little about yourself and your work

I have worked in the mortuary for six years, I qualified as an APT in 2020 and now focus on training and development for staff.

The work I do in the mortuary is varied and includes, but is not limited to, care of the deceased, arranging and conducting viewings for families, technical assistance at post mortem and general day to day running of the mortuary. I love my job for many reasons, but one of the aspects I like the most is the fact each day can be so different and I never really know what to expect.

Christian Burt, AAPT Secretary said: "I am delighted for Gemma who continues to demonstrate the required standards for RSciTech and committment to lifelong learning. It was a pleasure for the AAPT CPD team of assessors to review Gemma's submission and this was a real model example of how to record and reflect upon activities that are relevant, topical and enhance knowledge"

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