Optimax 2016 research training

By Rob Hogg-Thompson, University College London Being the son of one of the founding members of the OPTIMAX summer school, I’ve been to every edition since its birth in 2012. Until this year, I’d never been with the intention of taking part. Rather I went because my dad would have an apartment in a desirable…

Congratulations, new graduates

Last week the University of Salford held its winter graduation ceremony. It was with great pleasure that Fred Murphy and Leslie Robinson attended to congratulate Fatima Ahmed, Rachel Ahmid, Misbha Kossar, Ian Martin, James Odia and Julie Robinson. Best of luck with your future careers guys.

Preparing our bright new students for a career in radiography

Welcome to the 2016 cohort! Thanks to our wonderful admissions team (Rob Higgins and Emma Dodd) the BSc (hons) Diagnostic Programme at Salford can’t be accused of failing to attract students. Maybe it’s our fantastic facilities or our World Class Research or maybe word has got out that our NSS scores have just gone through…

PhD success

An investigation into interface pressure (IP) risk of healthy volunteers on modern medical imaging and radiotherapy tables It is with great delight that we can report Seth Kwadjo Anmorterh (Seth) has recently been successful in his PhD viva. Subject to a few corrections, Seth smashed it! His work, all about pressure mapping x-ray and CT…

Successful articles

Professor Peter Hogg reports on some publication successes Dr Randeep Kulshrestha is a Consultant Radiologist in Cairns; he is also a PhD student in the Centre for Health Sciences at the University of Salford. Until recently Randeep was a Consultant Radiology in Manchester (UK) and he emigrated to Australia with his wife and children. Together…

UPDATE: SCoR North West team award

STOP PRESS: Further to this blog…we won the UK overall prize! Bloomin’ marvelous. Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes. Exciting News for WoMMeN I was extremely excited last week when I opened my post. My wonderful WoMMeN team had been awarded the Society and College of Radiographers’ team of the year for the North…

Summer achievements

It’s been a little while since I have written a blog but we haven’t been standing still. Here are some of our achievements (personal and professional!) over the last few weeks: New Mummy Our research fellow Lucy Walton and her husband have been blessed with a baby girl. She weighed-in at 6lb 7oz and is…

Advanced Practice: what’s that?

New post-graduate students Next week we will be welcoming more than 100 new students to the post-graduate Advanced Medical Imaging programme at Salford. This innovative programme allows practitioners to develop new skills and extend their practice in a wide range of radiological and radiographic procedures. Wide range of options Study options include: reporting (MSK, mammography,…

Inspiring learning by linking research with teaching

By Rob Higgins, Lecturer at the University of Salford. I have been involved with the development and running of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) at the University of Salford for the past 4 years.  RiTe is a unique learning activity that combines research and teaching to facilitate the understanding of key concepts of radiographic theory…