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MANAGEMENT

Following the EFRS constitution the General Assembly with representatives of the member societies is the highest authority in the organisation.


Jonathan McNulty (Ireland)
Jonathan McNulty (Ireland)
President

Dr Jonathan McNulty is Head of Educational Development in the School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland where he has coordinated the BSc Radiography programme and oversees 20 postgraduate programmes. He is a University Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development and his research interests include medical education research, optimisation, neuroimaging and image perception. He has delivered over 70 conference presentations, contributed to over 40 journal articles and has held significant national and international research grants.  He is former chairman of the Erasmus Radiography Group, a consortium of 16 academic institutions from across Europe, and former chairman of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for European Congress of Radiology. Prior to his appointment in the UCD School of Medicine he worked clinically in Beaumont Hospital Dublin where he specialised in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a former Council member of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. He was elected to the EFRS board in November 2014 but has previously supported a number of EFRS projects including the EQF Radiography benchmarking project.

Charlotte Beardmore - (UK)
Charlotte Beardmore - (UK)
Vice president

Charlotte Beardmore FCR MBA (Open) DMS CM DCR (R)  DCR (T )  BSc (Hons),  is the Director of Professional Policy at the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) EFRS Board members ince 2016,  vice president since November 2017 and liaison lead for the EFRS Radiotherapy Expert committee since 2015

Charlotte has over 30 years of experience as a Radiographer, qualifying in both Diagnostic Radiography (1983) and Therapeutic Radiography (1985), with experience spanning across clinical, project and managerial positions in the NHS and private sector.  This experience has set her apart as a leading voice for advice and guidance on education and professional development of the radiographic profession. Charlotte has been fortunate to have been invited to work with the WHO and IAEA on radiotherapy projects, and links closely with the ISRRT on international radiography matters.    In her role as Director of Professional Policy, Charlotte also now leads the professional and educational team at the SCoR ,she advises on policy for SCoR UK Council and the College Board of Trustees and works closely with National government stakeholder bodies across the UK enabling the advancement of the profession of radiography across the UK in supporting the delivery of improved outcomes for patients.

Charlotte is a Past President of the Society and College of Radiographers (2000-2001), and has a Fellowship of the College of Radiographers.  In 2015 she was privileged to be invited as an honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists, London.

 

 

Vasilis Syrgiamiotis (Greece)
Vasilis Syrgiamiotis (Greece)
Treasurer

Vasilis is a Radiographer in the MRI-CT department of the General Children’s Hospital in Athens. He has obtained his BSc degree in the Radiography Department of the ATEI Institute of Athens. He has specialised in MRI in Karolinska – Huddigne University Hospital of Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Master degree of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Athens. His thesis was about the effect of Ionizing Radiation in Children and Pregnant women. He is currently a candidate PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine as well. His research interests include optimisation in Paediatric Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection. He is a Lab Assistant in the Faculty of Health and Welfare professions in the Department of Radiographers in the ATEI Institute of Athens. He is teaching MRI and CT for BSc students. He supervises and coordinates the work of several radiographer students in the Medical Imaging field.  He also teaches medical physicists.

 

Vasilis has participated in scientific matters as a member of the scientific council of the National society of Radiographers. He has moderated several national and international scientific sessions and delivered a high number of presentations at national and international conferences as well. Currently he has been elected as a member of the Radiographer Scientific Subcommittee of ECR 2018 for third time in a row following 2016 and 2017. He was member of the EFRS election committee during the term 2011-2012. He was elected to the EFRS Board in 2014 and is treasurer for the 2017-2020 team.

Diego Catania (Italy)
Diego Catania (Italy)
Board member

Diego Catania has a Degree in Radiography at University of Ferrara, Italy, a Diploma in Management of Health Techniques at University of Pavia, Italy and a course on Management of Health Services Organization at University Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

He is the President of the Milan Professional Body of Radiographers. He is Manager in Development of Diagnostic and Research Laboratories at San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy.

He is Founder and CEO of A.I.T.R.I. , the Italian Association of Interventional Radiographers, a national scientific association accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health.  He conducts research and training programs aimed at all health professionals. Since its foundation, he has worked with the purpose to increase and improve the teaching and research in diagnostic disciplines especially in interventional radiological area, through the organization of national and international conferences.  Awarded by the National Federation of Colleges TSRM (Radiographers professional body).  Drawing up of "Guidelines and Operational Standards for Radiographers and  Medical Radiology Technicians in Radiology and Interventional Cardiology ".  Study Group member for Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology at the  Italian National Institute of Health.

Diego has an extensive an deep experience in Cath Lab and Interventional Radiography.

He’s presently Lecturer Interventional Radiography at the University of Bologna, MSc Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology and has been Lecturer of Management, Professional ethics and bioethics at the University of Milan, and Lecturer of interventional techniques at the University of Milan.

Author of national and international scientific papers and articles.

He is member of the Financial Committee of EFRS since 2015, and has been member of the Election Committee of EFRS in 2013.

 

Charlotte Graungard (Denmark)
Charlotte Graungard (Denmark)
Board member

Charlotte Graungard is President of the Danish Council of Radiographers, situated in Copenhagen, the Capital of Denmark.

Since her election as president her interests and field of work has revolved about governing and running a political office and working politically for the radiographers and the profession. She has extensive experience in board working and holds several board positions in Denmark, which are all considered to be of immense value for the Danish community.

She became a radiographer in 1991, and has worked as a radiographer, as a project manager and as system administrator, before being elected president in February 2007.  She has a Diploma in Management from 2008, and a Master of Mediation and Conflict Resolution from 2016.

Over the last 10 years, she has been Councilmember in ISRRT, Board member of the Disciplinary Board for Patient Safety, Associated member of the Danish Nursing Council, Executive Board, Board Member of Health Cartel, Vice-president of DSA (unemployment fund for healthcare workers).

Anke Ohmstede (Germany)
Anke Ohmstede (Germany)
Board member

Anke Ohmstede is Head of School of Radiography and School of Laboratory Medicine, City Hospital Oldenburg (CHO), Medical Campus University Oldenburg, Germany since 1990.  She is responsible for personal management, development and implementation of curriculum. She teaches nuclear medicine, radiation protection and professional affairs. Before she started as a teacher, she worked in the department of radiology and then in  the department of nuclear medicine (CHO). She specialized in digital image processing and SPECT Imaging, radiopharmaceuticals, examinations, quality control and quality management.   As a member of a health care professional team she created a clinical instructor program for radiographer with the special emphasis of clinical setting in Ryad, KSAa.  Anke is writer and co-writer of scientific books, scientific papers regarding professional development. She delivered many conference presentations and also chaired conferences.

Currently Anke is vice president of DVTA Germany. From 1999-2004 and 2010-2017 she was elected president of DVTA. She is responsible for education, radiation protection and professional affairs. She is a member of many societies like EANM, ESR, VMTB/DRG and DGN.  2000-2004 she took part in the ISRRT European regional meetings. As a substitute delegate she joined the annual meetings from 2010 -2016 and was an elected member of the EFRS election committee from 2011 to 2014.

 

Håkon Hjemly  (Norway)
Håkon Hjemly (Norway)
Member Advisory Committee

Håkon is past president of the EFRS and Manager of Policy at the Norwegian Society of Radiographers. His main responsibilities for the society are related to professional role development of radiographers and to health political issues. He has a master degree in clinical health, and post graduate education in both digital imaging processing and in x-ray protection. Prior to the work for his Society, he had variety of roles in both private and public sector in Norway; Clinical Radiographer, QA-administrator, Manager, Radiation Protection Officer, Product Specialist and Sales Representative (CT, Mammography and C-arm). He was a pioneer in identifying pitfalls and establishing quality assurance controls regarding digitalisation of medical imaging, at several x-ray departments in Norway. He has been chairing and delivering a high number of presentations at national and international conferences. Håkon was elected member of the EFRS election committee in 2010, but stepped out when nominated (and later elected) for Treasurer in the 2011-2014 board term.

Paul Bezzina (Malta)
Paul Bezzina (Malta)
Member Advisory Committee

Dr Paul Bezzina is the current Head of Department, Radiography, within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta: he is responsible for the teaching and oversees the delivery of course programmes at pre and post graduate level. He is also involved in lecturing to other departments and faculties, such as the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. 

Mr. Bezzina commenced an M Sc course at City University London from where he obtained his Masters qualification in 1995. He read for his Ph D studies at the University of East Anglia, UK and was awarded his doctorate degree in 2007. 

His research interests include Medical imaging and the delivery of care; standardisation of clinical protocols and modifications to technique in medical imaging, radiography education, the use of contrast agents in CT, paediatric imaging, consent procedures, legislation and risk factors. Dr Bezzina is a former chairperson of the Radiography ERASMUS Group: this is a group of radiography educational institutions from across Europe. He has been appointed as co-Chair for the Radiographer Scientific Committee for ECR 2017. He was appointed by the Portuguese agency for Assessment of Higher Education, A3ES as an external assessor. 

He is a member of the Faculty’s Research Ethics Board, a founding member of the Radiographer Professional Society of Malta (SRM) and has served as the first president of the Society. Prior to moving to an educational institution he worked clinical in hospitals in Malta and the United Kingdom.

Thom Roding (Netherlands)
Thom Roding (Netherlands)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member and chair

To follow Appointed 03-03-2016

Andrew England (UK)
Andrew England (UK)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member

Dr. Andrew England is a Senior Lecturer in Radiography in the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. His work is focused upon radiography education and research into the areas of dose optimisation, digital radiography, CT and mammography.

He has trained an increasing number of diagnostic radiography students over the years  and lectures nationally and internationally on a broad spectrum of radiography related topics.  He has served as an investigator on several research studies relating to the evaluation of medical devices using imaging, one recently was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  He also sits on a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal committee and external examiners at a number of universities.

Eija Metsälä (Finland)
Eija Metsälä (Finland)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member

RT, PhD Eija Metsälä is Principal Lecturer in Helsinki University of Applied Sciences. She is main responsible of research and development activities in Metropolia in the unit of Health care research and service management. She coordinates the planning of advanced national Master studies in clinical radiography, and acts as a project manager in national and international projects developing clinical radiography and radiography education. She is a secretary of Finnish Radiography research Association and acts as Editor in Chief of peer reviewed Journal of Clinical Radiography and Radiotherapy. She also acts actively and in cooperation in educational issues in Finnish Society of Radiographers SORF in educational issues.

Mrs Metsälä finalized her radiographer studies in 1991 in Helsingin IV terveydenhuolto-oppilaitos, her Master studies in University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine in 1997, and her PhD thesis entitled ‘Reminders Used in Mammography Screening – Their Effectiveness and Psychosocial Profile of Women Who Need Them’ in 2003. She has done research in various fields of health care e.g. in the field of health care education, staff wellbeing, dental imaging and breast imaging which is the topic of her recent Erasmus+ Strategic partnership funded project (2015-2018) in which she is scientific manager and Tartu Health Care college administrative one.

Her main interests in developing European radiography education are clarifying radiographers’ core competences and competences in special fields such as radiation protection officer and radiation protection expert education as well as in the field of image interpretation. She also wants to support and promote radiographers initiating radiographer lead research and development projects and applying funding for them as well as publishing scientific and professional articles having herself long experience in both of these fields.

 

Dorien Pronk-Larive (Netherlands)
Dorien Pronk-Larive (Netherlands)

Dorien is a retired radiographer, qualified for medical imaging and radiotherapy,as teacher in health care and health care management. She worked in the University Hospital in Leiden (Netherlands) for 29 years as student, radiographer, superintendent radiographer, head of the regional radiography school, chair of the hospital workers council, mediator for hospital staff and advisor of the hospital Board in the field of Human Resources.
Together with the radiography schools in Haarlem, Bergen and Ipswich she set up and administratively supported the ERASMUS Radiography Group from 1990 until 2014. She was the Dutch council member for ISRRT and regional representative of the ISRRT education committee in Europe/Africa; member of the board of the Dutch national radiographer society and president of the same society from 1996 until 2002. She was involved in the ISRRT European regional meetings from 1990; member of the working group to set up the EFRS and is the EFRS CEO from the establishment of the Federation in 2008.

Wim van den Broek - Netherlands
EFRS liaison NM & committee chair

Vacancy

Karen Borg Grima - Malta
Karen Borg Grima - Malta
EFRS NM committee member

Karen Borg Grima

Masters in Nuclear Medicine with Hertfordshire University (UK)

Assistant Lecturer with the University of Malta

Acting as the Qualified Expert in Nuclear Medicine for Mater Dei Hospital, Nuclear Medicine unit (Malta)

Currently reading for a PhD with University College Dublin (Ireland)

Desiree O'Leary - Ireland
Desiree O'Leary - Ireland
EFRS NM committee member

Dr Desiree O'Leary.

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Masters in Nuclear Medicine from University College Dublin, and a PhD (Medicine) in Breast Imaging from University College Dublin.

Else Marie Svinsås - Norway
Else Marie Svinsås - Norway
EFRS NM committee member

Nuclear medicine Radiographer

Lecturer PET

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

St Olavs Hospital HF

Currently reading for a Master’s degree in Health Science with the University of Bergen”

Volker Weiss - Austria
Volker Weiss - Austria
EFRS NM committee member

Volker Weiss, MSc

Radiological Technologist

Scientific Associate

Lecturer

Doctoral Program Clinical Neurosciences (Student)

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Division of Experimental Nuclear Medicine Medical University of Vienna

Sotiris Koubardas - Greece
Sotiris Koubardas - Greece

to follow

Charlotte Beardmore - UK
Charlotte Beardmore - UK
EFRS liaison person for RT & committee chair

Charlotte Beardmore FCR MBA (Open) BSc(Hons) DCR (R) & (T)

Charlotte Beardmore,  is the Director of Professional Policy at the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and has been an EFRS Board member since April 2016, and liaison lead for the EFRS Radiotherapy Expert committee since 2015

Charlotte has over 30 years of experience as a Radiographer, qualifying in both Diagnostic Radiography (1983) and Therapeutic Radiography (1985), with experience spanning across clinical, project and managerial positions in the NHS and private sector.  This experience has set her apart as a leading voice for advice and guidance on education and professional development of the radiographic profession. Charlotte has been fortunate to have been invited to work with the WHO and IAEA on radiotherapy projects, and links closely with the ISRRT on international radiography matters.    In her role as Director of Professional Policy, Charlotte also now leads the professional and educational team at the SCoR ,she advises on policy for SCoR UK Council and the College Board of Trustees and works closely with National government stakeholder bodies across the UK enabling the advancement of the profession of radiography across the UK in supporting the delivery of improved outcomes for patients.

 

Charlotte is a Past President of the Society and College of Radiographers (2000-2001), and has a Fellowship of the College of Radiographers.  In 2015 she was privileged to be invited as an honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists, London.

Gianfranco Brusadin - Italy
Gianfranco Brusadin - Italy
EFRS RT committee member

Gianfranco Brusadin is since June 2013 Gianfranco the quality and risk manager of the Radiotherapy Department and Medical Physics Service at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus (Grand Paris, France).

He has more than 23 years of experience in the field of radiation Oncology. From 1993 to 2003 he worked in Italy as radiotherapy radiographer, mainly involved in daily patient set up, treatment delivery, simulation and imaging acquisition in CT room.

From 2003 to 2008 he worked as dosimetrist ensuring treatment plans production and verification. As medical physics technologist he was also charged of carrying out technical quality control of radiation treatment equipment and the delivery quality assurance tests of IMRT plans.

In 2006 Gianfranco achieved a degree in Management of Technical-Diagnostic Healthcare Professions with a thesis on: “clinical risk management organizational models Radiation Oncology” at the Padua University (Italy), faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

From 2008 to 2013 he holds the role of medical physics radiographer’s superintendent.From 1998 to 2013 he was university lecturer and clinical mentor for radiographer students at the University of Udine (Italy), faculty of Medicine and Surgery.During these years he engaged himself in national and European scientific society.

Particularly at the national level he was President of the Italian Association of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics Radiographers while, at the European level, he was, from 2000 to 2009, member of the ESTRO RTT (Radiation Therapist) committee.

Since 2015 he is the regional (Paris-DOM/TOM) delegate for the French Association of Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy.

 

Aleksandra Oklješa Lukič - Slovenia
Aleksandra Oklješa Lukič - Slovenia
EFRS RT committee member

ALEKSANDRA OKLJEŠA LUKIČ is the Head of Radiographers in the Radiotherapy department at the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana, managing a team of 70+ Radiographers. She has 23 years of experience working in radiotherapy and is a mentor for students of the Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Ljubljana for radiotherapy technology and mentor for interns in the Radiotherapy department of the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana.

 

Since 2003 she is also qualified as assistant university lecturer in the field of radiotherapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ljubljana.

From 2006 she was one of the key members of the multidisciplinary team in charge of earning IAEA ‘Centre of Competence in Radiotherapy’ designation for the Department of Radiotherapy of Oncology institute in Ljubljana (awarded in 2013). Her work experience also includes being part of multidisciplinary team for designing and implementing WebDoctor medical software for radiotherapy and being member of Editorial Board of DRI (Slovenian RT Society) magazine.

In 2013 Aleksandra achieved a Master’s degree in management in health and social organizations.


 

Anastasia Sarchosoglou - Greece
Anastasia Sarchosoglou - Greece
EFRS RT committee member

Anastasia Sarchosoglou is working as radiotherapy radiographer since 1998

MSc in professional Studies in Radiography (Leeds UK 1997)

Member of the external examiners’ committee for the state examinations (writing/oral) for radiotherapy machines users. (State Foundation of Education and Professional Training - OEEK).

Clinical educator for Radiation Oncology lab on behalf of the Institute of Vocational Training for radiation therapy machine users

Program director, lecturer and instructor for a number of educational courses as part of the continuing professional development programs, supported by the Greek government and the EU.

Membership to the Evaluators Register of Ministry of Health (No 113) for evaluating programs of continuing professional development of employee & unemployed persons of medical and paramedical professions.

 

Eric Sundqvist - Norway
Eric Sundqvist - Norway
EFRS RT committee member
Jo Duvivier - The Netherlands
Jo Duvivier - The Netherlands
EFRS RT committee member

Jo Duvivier trained as a radiographer and later as a radiotherapy radiographer in The Hague (The Netherlands)
He works for 36 years in radiotherapy  as radiotherapy radiographer at the ZRTI (Zuidwest Radiotherapeutisch instituut). Within these 36 years, he worked for 10 years as part-time quality officer at the ZRTI. Since 2005 he is involved in the Dutch Society of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (NVMBR), at first as a member of the quality branch and as clinical audit expert. Since 2008 he is board member of the NVMBR and since 2012 member of the NVMR; firstly as secretary general and since 2014 as vice president.

 

 

 

Ainars Bajinskis - Latvia
Ainars Bajinskis - Latvia
EFRS RT committee member

Ainars Bajinskis, is Associate professor in Radiology and Head of radiography studies at the University of Latvia since 2013. Since 2012 Ainars has been qualified as assistant professor in the field of radiation therapy and radiation safety. Since 2017 has been qualified as associate professor in radiology, teaching radiation therapy.
Ainars has been educated in medical physics (MEng), radiation biology (MSc) and has work experience on treatment planning, dosimetry, radiation protection and safety, as well as in development of quality system  in the Radiotherapy unit at P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
Ainars is expert of the Latvian Council of Science in the field of Medicine, subfield of Roentgenology and Radiology, radiation safety expert in non-medical and medical irradiation fields and participant in the ESTRO/IAEA training activities “Train the RTT trainers”.

 

Sergio Langella - Italy
Sergio Langella - Italy

To follow

Dr Christina Malamateniou - UK
Dr Christina Malamateniou - UK
Liaison MI committee & committee chair

"Christina graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Diagnostic Radiography, as valedictorian. She originally worked as an MRI radiographer at the University Hospital of Athens “Attikon” before her PhD studies in London, which were fully funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She was awarded her PhD from Imperial College London in Perinatal MRI and then worked as an academic and researcher and taught at different Universities in Europe (University of Liverpool, Imperial College London, University College Dublin, Technological Institute of Athens, King’s College London, University of Greenwich). She is currently Research Lead at the Department of Family Care and Mental Health at the University of Greenwich at Associate Professor (Reader) AC4 Grade and Visiting Lecturer in Perinatal MRI at King’s College London, combining her passion in Medical Imaging and Research in Healthcare and leading clinical research and clinical education initiatives. She also leads the research initiative of a formal research mentorship scheme for Radiographers in the UK in collaboration with the Society and College of Radiographers. She has chaired the European Congress of Radiology Scientific Committee for Radiographers, which has achieved a more than 20% increase in Radiographer abstract submissions and featured many new sessions for radiographers. She was assigned the Lead position for the EFRS Expert committee for Medical Imaging and will act as the liaison person between the EFRS and key stakeholders in Europe."

 

Therese Herlihy - Ireland - Ultrasound
Therese Herlihy - Ireland - Ultrasound

Therese Herlihy is a university lecturer, radiographer and sonographer with extensive work experience in both large teaching hospitals and smaller health care centres. Therese holds a BSc in Radiography and MSc in Ultrasound from University College Dublin and Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also holds a Diploma in University Teaching and Learning from University College Dublin.

Therese coordinates the MSc Ultrasound programme at University College Dublin and has a keen interest in developing the role of ultrasound in medical education. Some of this is achieved through the use of novel teaching techniques such as ultrasound simulation and scanning in the anatomy dissection lab. Therese also works hard to introduce more ultrasound into medical research. Therese maintains her clinical skills through sessions in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St. Colmcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown.

Therese also has a keen interest in aid development and methods to improve healthcare, specifically through ultrasound and spent August 2013 in a hospital in northern Sierra Leone where she and a colleague from UCD trained local healthcare workers on the basics of radiographic technique, anatomy and image acquisition. Therese co-led a large fundraising campaign for the hospital during the Ebola Virus outbreak in 2014.

Therese was awarded Winner of best Scientific Paper Presentation for Radiographers at European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, 2015.

Interventional - vacancy

 

 

 

Haralampos Bougias - Greece - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Haralampos Bougias - Greece - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

B.Sc. Haralabos Bougias received his degree as Technologist from the Department of Radiology technologists of the National Technological Institution of Athens, Greece in 1998.He is serving as radiology technologist in Department of Radiology of University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. He is head of post processing department of Global Tele radiology Services Company and also member of MRI experts committee of European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS). His major research interests include medical image processing, advanced MRI neurological and body applications .Mr. Bougias is co-author of three MRI book chapters and author of several papers in scientific journals and international conference proceedings .At present, he is MRI application specialist and consultant.

 

Tommy Berglund - Norway - Radiation Protection in MI
Tommy Berglund - Norway - Radiation Protection in MI

Tommy Berglund is working at St. Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim Norway as a quality assurance radiographer. His main responsibilities at the hospital are education of hospital staff within radiation protection, optimisation of protocols at the radiology department and quality control of medical imaging equipment. He has a master degree in clinical health, and post graduate education in both digital imaging processing and in radiation protection. He has also been a member of the Norwegian Radiographers society board for 9 years, from 2006 to 2015, where the last 3 of them were as a vice president. Before the current position he worked as a clinical radiographer for 7 years, and has had his current position for 13 years. He has had a high number of presentations at national and international conferences, the most recent one at ECR in Vienna March 2016. In May 2016 he was involved in a collaboration project with the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences – University of Ghana. He held 8 lectures at the Ghana-Norway summer school on quality control and radiation protection in diagnostic imaging at the Korle Bu teaching Hospital in Accra from 23-27 of May.

 

Jolanda Wisselo - Netherlands - CT
Jolanda Wisselo - Netherlands - CT

Jolanda Wisselo graduated in 2012 as BSc from the INHolland University of Applied Sciences. After graduation she attended three postgraduate courses: two Computer Tomography programs and Positron Emission Tomography. Jolanda is skilled in organizing education for students/internships/ (specialized) radiographers, mostly about Computer Tomography but also general radiography. Jolanda developed internship programs and guides students, but also supports radiographers with their abstracts.
Jolanda worked as (Nuclear Medicine) radiographer at HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague from 2008 till 2015. Firstly as a student radiographer from 2008-2012 and after graduation mostly in CT but also PET-CT and SPECT-CT
Since 2015 she works at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam as Specialized Radiographer in CT where she has an active role in organizing education/CPD for students/internships/ (specialized) radiographers, mostly about CT, but also general radiography.

 

Dr Nejc Mekiš  - Slovenia - General Practice
Dr Nejc Mekiš - Slovenia - General Practice

Nejc Mekiš graduated at Lubljana University in 2006 at the top of the class. He did his internship at the University medical Centre Ljubljana at the Institute of Radiology. Right after the internship he started working at the Faculty of health sciences at Medical imaging and radiotherapy department.

In 2011 he finished his first Master’s degree at the Jozef Stephan international postgraduate school, program Eco technologies. In 2012 he finished his second Master’s degree at Faculty of Health Sciences. For that he received award for his thesis. In 2012 he enrolled to PhD at Jožef Stefan international postgraduate school; program Eco technologies, which he finished in 2015.

He is currently the president of Slovenian society of radiographers, Editor of Slovenian scientific radiography magazine called Bulletin: Newsletter of the Slovenian Society of Radiographers & of the Chamber of Radiographers of Slovenia. He is senior lecturer and head of research at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Medical imaging and radiotherapy department and head of Radiology lab.

 

Judith Kelly - UK - Mammography
Judith Kelly - UK - Mammography

Judith Kelly qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1981 following completion of training in Glasgow. She worked at various Scottish hospitals as a general radiographer, reaching a senior grade before undertaking extensive post graduate studies and specialising in breast imaging. Judith was appointed Consultant breast radiographer in 2004 at the Countess of Chester Hospital (UK) where she was recently appointed as clinical lead for breast screening. In her clinical role she reports mammographic studies, performs breast ultrasound and all aspects of breast interventional work and also reports breast MRI. Clinical work also involves extensive teaching other health professional colleagues (including medical staff) all aspects of breast imaging.

External activity includes: membership of the Advisory Committee to Breast Cancer Screening to the NHS Department of Health; Board member of the journal Radiograph; lecturing and examining in breast imaging modules at a regional university; presenting at national and international conferences.

As a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Salford Judith is an active contributor to the diagnostic imaging research programme which publishes papers regularly on her specialist subject of breast imaging. Her particular research interest is optimisation of mammographic image quality in order to maximise cancer detection rates.

30/03/17

 

 

Dr Sonya McFadden- UK - Pediatrics
Dr Sonya McFadden- UK - Pediatrics

Sonyia is a registered Diagnostic Radiographer who has over 20 years clinical experience (in general radiography and interventional cardiology) and over 15 years teaching experience in an academic setting. Sonyia completed her MSc in 2000 investigating radiation exposure in adult interventional cardiology and was appointed as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Belfast in 2001. She successfully completed her PhD in July 2010. Her research explored the radiation exposure to children undergoing interventional cardiology procedures. She is currently working as a full time academic in Ulster University, and is involved in teaching all years of the undergraduate BSc Radiography programme. Sonyia continues to develop her research in the field of interventional cardiology, radiation dose and DNA damage. Her other areas of research interest include radiation protection in all aspects of medical imaging. Standardisation of clinical protocols and modifications to technique in Interventional Radiology/Cardiology. Infection control within the clinical department. The impact of CR and DR imaging, on image quality and radiation dose.