Ms Hillaby completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in and around London, spending an additional two years in research at King's College Hospital, which led to an MD thesis from the University of London on the use of non-invasive techniques to differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous ovarian cysts. Ms Hillaby also undertook a fellowship to be a women's cancer specialist in one of the biggest UK women's cancer centres, in Birmingham. She has subsequently been appointed as a Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at Cheltenham General Hospital, which is a regional cancer centre, providing surgical care for women with gynaecological cancer from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
One thing to note: since the study of sleep disorders is mostly done in specialized fields, people who study it tend to be professional researchers. For example, the American Thoracic Society offers a wide selection of sleep-focused grants and scholarships. These include awards sponsored by organizations like the National Institutes of Health and The National Center on Sleep Disorder Research , and foundations such as The Francis Family Foundation and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation . However, the scholarships and grants listed by the ATS are for career scientists, doctors and other professionals who are asked to submit research proposals. In our effort to provide scholarships for the broadest pool of student candidates, we have only included awards that are reserved for people who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution.