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14.5 Case Study 3 Carolyn Costigan

Principal Research Radiographer Manager of R&D Imaging Support Unit (Band 8a) Nottingham University NHS Trust

  • I qualified in Dublin as a diagnostic radiographer ( DCR), specialized in MRI when I moved to the UK in 1995, obtained an MSc in MRI in Lancaster in 2000. Subsequently moved to the Sir Peter Mansfield MR Centre at University of Nottingham to work in MR research.
  • Presently in an NHS post: I provide leadership for the clinical research activities of the Imaging R&D Support Unit, including organizing trials within Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, assisting with the development of grant applications, conducting my own MRI research projects, assisting with the implementation of research findings into clinical practice at the MR and CT units and day-to-day managing the Unit’s task of authorizing research studies involving radiation and imaging.
  • I am responsible for promoting and developing research opportunities for the radiographers at NUH NHS Trust.
  • I do one clinical MR session weekly .
  • I am starting a part time PhD in translational research with the School of Medicine at Nottingham University in January 2014.
  • This is exciting post with a mixture of research and clinical work 

Carolyn Costigan DCR MSc

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