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Meet the superheroes: UltraSonic

UltraSonic has the power to create bubbles and make waves of ultrasound! By controlling tiny bubbles with her ultrasound powers, she can create super-clear images of what is happening inside the body to help find diseases.

Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries, Research Fellow, King’s College London smiling

Name: Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries.

Job: Research Fellow, King’s College London.

Hobbies: Being creative by making pottery, drawing and knitting scarves.

How did you get where you are now?
I was always very shy at school and I was one of the only girls in my physics class – I nearly gave it up! But I was inspired to keep going by some great teachers and I went on to university and studied physics and maths. I want to use that knowledge to help the world!

How does your job help people?
It is really difficult to take good pictures inside the body to find out what is making people ill – you can use x-rays to see a broken bone but what about things like organs? We can use tiny micro-bubbles combined with ultrasound to see inside the body like never before!

What’s the best thing about what you do?
I work with all sorts of scientists and doctors – there’s so many interesting things to find out from each of them! And it’s great to think that my work might help people in the future.

Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries superhero avatar illustrating micro-bubbles