Communicating, coordinating, prioritising, resolving conflict - I'm a project manager through and through, and I really thrive in a dynamic environment like this. That's because I really enjoy my managerial role, which involves a lot of contact with colleagues, external pharmaceutical companies and foreign partners - and I take particular pride in knowing that, here at PARI, I can contribute towards creating a genuinely useful, sustainable product. Lots of people are surprised that, as a mother of two small children, I can manage to keep so many balls in the air - but thanks to the flexible working model PARI offers me and the option of occasionally working from my home office, I feel I've got my work/life balance just right. I'm very grateful for the flexibility my employer gives me in terms of my working hours, and I always try to go the extra mile in my work to show my appreciation. When someone does you a good turn, you're happy to pay them back. For me, this means pulling out all the stops when we're working on a new drug-specific nebulisers developed in-house or by one of our partners in the pharmaceutical industry. Collaborating with renowned pharmaceutical companies presents a particular challenge. For example, one project I managed was to develop a nebuliser using a drug manufactured by one of our partners in the pharmaceutical industry for the treatment of paediatric asthma. I'm currently coordinating work on a nebuliser specifically designed for premature babies in intensive care whose lungs aren't sufficiently developed. And these are just a couple of examples of the truly interesting projects that I manage from start to finish - projects that give me an opportunity to look beyond the end of my own nose!