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10 June 2013

The Society and College of Radiographers has appointed Dr Julie Nightingale to be Editor-in-Chief of Radiography, the Society's peer-review journal.

Julie is the Director of Radiography and Occupational Therapy at the School of Health Sciences, University of Salford. She replaces Professor Richard Price of the University of Hertfordshire, who has edited the publication since 2008. Julie will take the post from next March. The appointment is for five years.

Dr Nightingale paid tribute to the inspiring and determined leadership of Professor Price through a period of fast-paced change in the profession. She commented:

“I am looking forward to working with Richard and the editorial team to ensure a smooth transition between his period of office and mine. I’m also eager to work with colleagues on the editorial board to plan the further development of the journal to ensure it continues to be the world's leading journal for radiography research.”

Julie has herself contributed papers to the publication since 1996.

Jackie Hughes, the President of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) said: “I am delighted that Julie has agreed to take on this challenging role. She is without doubt the right person to succeed Professor Richard Price, who will be a very hard act to follow.”

Speaking on the challenges facing the journal over the next five years, Professor Audrey Paterson, SCoR's Director of Professional Policy said: "Open access and the debate on paper versus e-publishing will be issues during Julie’s term. In addition, the journal must continue to play its vital roles to increase both the standard and the volume of research by the profession, neither of which is easy in a climate of severe financial constraint.”

Notes for Editor

For further information contact Dominic Deeson on 01227 469060 or 0795 784 5238. Julie Nightingale can be contacted on 0161 295 2158. Email:

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