Radiographer John Tidmas has been recognised for his teaching work, taking home the Clinical Lecturer of the Year title at the 2023 Radiology Awards.
Last month Mr Tidmas, senior lecturer of diagnostic imaging at Canterbury Christ Church University, was given the Clinical Lecturer of the Year award in the 2023 Radiology Awards, which took place on 3 November in The Hyatt venue in Birmingham.
Mr Tidmas became a radiographer in 2009, following the assistant practitioner route, and has gone on to work in various roles within Mid and South Essex NHS Trust, including as senior radiographer for inpatients, mobiles, and theatre radiography.
After going on to his postgraduate studies at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), in 2020 Mr Tidmas made the leap into academia.
Mr Tidmas said: “I was surprised to have even been nominated for the Clinical Lecturer of the Year award and it was especially pleasing to read the nominations.”
He added: “I love my job and it was thrilling to receive this award. I felt it was a recognition of the sterling work done every day by all members of the CCCU team to improve the student experience and, especially the superlative examples of my colleagues within the clinical reporting and radiography teams.
“On reading some of the nominations, it was lovely to see recognition of the time I commit to ensuring every student receives the support they require to reach their potential. I also took the opportunity to reflect upon my journey and all the help I have received along the way from colleagues, family and friends.”
Nominations from Mr Tidmas included a statement from a former student, who praised his teaching style and ability to make time for students.
The nomination said: “John Tidmas has been an amazing lecturer and source of support during my post-graduate Adult Chest Medical Image Interpretation course. He makes time for all his students despite his heavy workload and other commitments.
“His lectures are well structured and informative and he has a very natural way of teaching which is easy to understand and he has been extremely patient with us all.”
Mr Tidmas still works clinically one day a week at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, alongside his teaching role.