I qualified as a diagnostic radiographer at the University of Bradford in 2004. Since then, I have had a very varied and often exciting radiography career working in several different countries. I am now a senior MRI radiographer and have spent the bulk of my career working in medical research which has included an MSc in Medical MRI from City University in 2012, as well as several publications. When I qualified as a radiographer, I could never have imagined how much I would get out of the profession and volunteering as a trustee for the SOR Benevolent Fund is my way of giving back to radiography. I have learned a lot from my fellow trustees, and it is very gratifying to see how impactful the grants we make have been.
I qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1962 and held various posts during my career, both in the UK and the US. I moved into education becoming a clinical tutor and my final post was as Deputy Principal Plymouth School of Radiography until it closed in 1994. I was a representative to UK Council for the Southwest region, for the period 1989 to 1996, and was President in 1994/5. I was recruited via the Society of Radiographers as lay member for the Industrial Tribunal Service and served 20 years in that role. Once retired I took up painting and have served as Chair of the Dartmouth Art Society for many years now. One day I saw an ad. in Synergy for Trustees and simply thought why not! It would keep me as an active member of our organisation to the benefit of members in difficulty. It keeps me tuned to the difficulties people face in general. The reward is being, with the other trustees, in a position to resolve those problems at least part if not in full.