FoRRM scheme to increase research capacity

Published: 13 March 2019 Ezine

Are you a radiographer interested in research?

Under the Formal Radiography Research Mentorship (FoRRM) scheme, you could be mentored by some of the best research radiographers in the UK while developing your skills, career and confidence.

Christina Malamateniou, FoRRM steering committee lead, commented, "We are excited that the FoRRM scheme has received renewed funding by the Society and College of Radiographers.

“The scheme has achieved so much thanks to the successful partnerships between our expert research radiographer mentors and our highly motivated and enthusiastic mentees.”

To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

  • Have worked as a radiographer with at least three years clinical experience
  • Be based in the UK
  • Have at least a Master’s level degree
  • Not currently undertaking a PhD
  • Plan to work in a radiography research capacity

The project is fully funded by the Society and College of Radiographers and successful applicants will be eligible to apply for the Annual Mentorship Award worth £100.

Rebekah Houston, a past winner of the mentorship award, wrote a blog exploring her experiences, which you can read for further information.

Christina explained, “The mentees of the first FoRRM scheme have achieved between themselves such a variety of positive research outcomes: they have submitted abstracts, published their work, presented at conferences, have written up ethics proposals, received pump priming research funding, set up their own research hub locally and recently a few have started their PhDs, all these managing busy clinical careers.

“We are really looking forward to the second cohort of mentors and mentored and their joint projects."

If you’re interested and would like to be considered, please email Christina Malamateniou as soon as possible or for further information download the FoRRM poster.