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Nicola Kelley

After getting her BA in photography and graphic design from the University of Chester, Nicola started work as a medical illustrator for the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust. She then joined the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board clinical photography trainee scheme, during which she earned a PGC in medical illustration. This led the Board to offer her a permanent role as a Clinical Photographer. She is a member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators and has won bronze and silver awards at their annual exhibitions, and has also received the Peter Kilshaw Student Award and the Wellcome Photography Award in 2015. Nicola is an avid sportswoman, taking part in triathlons, road and trail running events, and muddy obstacle courses. She also volunteers as a dog walker for the Cardiff Dogs’ Home to sustain her passion for all dogs great and small.