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Radiology research prize for RGU lecturer


A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has been awarded a prestigious research prize at the United Kingdom Radiological Congress (UKRC).

Amy WareingAmy Wareing, a radiography lecturer at RGU’s School of Health Sciences, was awarded the Beth Whittaker prize at the conference which took place in Liverpool in June.

The prize is awarded to the best poster presentation where the lead author is a radiographer in membership of the Society of Radiographers. Over 200 posters were displayed at the conference from national and international researchers.

Miss Wareing’s winning poster was entitled ‘Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish Higher Education Institute’. It was produced as part of her PhD study at the University of Lancaster.

The award was instigated at the behest of Beth Whittaker’s husband, Professor Leslie Whittaker, who in memory of his wife, donated a sum of money to the Society to provide an annual award supporting radiography.

For practical reasons, the nature of the award changed over time and is now awarded for the best poster at the annual conference.

Miss Wareing said: “I feel honoured to have been awarded the Beth Whittaker Memorial prize, but this is very much a team success. The whole team inputs into the projects we publish, including our fantastic students and I wish to thank all who have helped make this work such a success.”

Miss Wareing collected the award at the Society and College of Radiographers presidential inauguration ceremony in London in July.

Release by Jenny Rush
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