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Career switch: Nigel Hart, clinical professor at Queen’s University Belfast

Career switch: Nigel Hart, clinical professor at Queen’s University Belfast

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Career switch: Nigel Hart, clinical professor at Queen’s University Belfast

As Ulster University invites graduates to apply to its new four-year medicine degree, two doctors who worked in different careers tell Lisa Smyth about finally fulfilling their dream.

Professor Nigel Hart: Former computer systems analyst

Professor Nigel Hart is a GP and associate director for general practice and primary care at the Centre for Medical Education at Queen's University Belfast. He lives in south Belfast with his wife, Caroline, and the couple have three children.

Growing up, Prof Hart had no aspirations to become a doctor. Instead, he applied to QUB to study computer science and subsequently embarked upon a successful career as a systems analyst. The job took him all over the world, from Japan to America, and he was challenged and fulfilled by the role.