University of Leeds focuses on importance of research

Published: 25 January 2017 Ezine

The University of Leeds held its first successful Research Study Day recently.

The event was held in partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and was hosted by Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine in the School of Medicine at the university. 

More than 80 delegates from across the Yorkshire and Humber region attended to learn about the importance of developing and promoting research within the profession.

A programme of talks was delivered by multidisciplinary speakers to inspire delegates, and promote research and its importance. Topics included:

  • The vision and expectations of radiographer research from the Society of Radiographers
  • An overview as to why research is important for the NHS and for radiographer participation
  • An outline how radiographers can contribute and be funded to perform research and to provide a vision of the future of radiographer research. 

The day was designed to deliver an inclusive programme of study to encourage all delegates to consider how they could be involved and progress in research such as through the sharing of personal stories by radiographers, from novice to professor.

The key message from the study day was the importance of collaboration and mentoring to further develop research within the radiography profession.

For information about future events, email Voyin Pantic