Experience the Art of Science - Gillian Kidd's story

Author: Gillian Kidd, Technology Specialist

May 2021

'Experience the Art of Science' is a bold new campaign for our development services offering focused on the creative thinking and novel approaches that go into our work. The campaign is represented visually using macro shots of real scientific images that look like abstract art. 

To bring this theme to life, we have spoken to scientists on our team to find out exactly what ‘Experience the Art of Science’ means to them – both in their work and outside of work. 

In our latest ‘Experience the Art of Science’ blog post, we meet Gillian Kidd, Technology Specialist at our Newbridge facility and a clarinet player. 

How are you innovative in your role at Pfizer? 

As a Technology Specialist in the Technical Services Department at Pfizer Newbridge, my role involves developing and providing continuous improvements for  manufacturing processes. This requires a creative approach to problem solving and often having to think outside of the box to ensure that problems can be addressed.

How are you creative outside of work? 

I really enjoy music and I play the clarinet in my free time as an active member of an amateur orchestra for adults in Wexford, Ireland. I also play my music with the Christmas choir at Pfizer Newbridge, which is wonderful as each year we perform at the colleague Christmas lunch in the canteen as well as putting on a show for the residents in a local nursing home.


Gillian with her clarinet


Gillian in the lab

What does ‘art of science’ mean to you?

Everyone plays a part in an orchestra. It’s about melodies and harmonies from different musicians combining together to form a piece of music which brings joy to the listener. Similarly, everyone plays a part in creating medicines at Pfizer CentreOne. There are so many people involved in every stage of developing medicines, from sourcing the raw materials, manufacturing, testing, release and distribution to when the medicine finally reaches the patient.


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