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Radiographer scoops postgrad prize

6 December, 2018
Barry (right) with Iain MacDonald, senior lecturer in the Department of Medical and Sport Sciences at the University of Cumbria.
Barry (right) with Iain MacDonald, senior lecturer in the Department of Medical and Sport Sciences at the University of Cumbria.

A superintendent and clinical lead radiographer has completed an MSc in magnetic resonance imaging after seven years of study.

Barry Burgess worked full time while studying for his masters in the MRI department at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust at the Royal Albert Edward site. He wanted the qualification to be able to offer better training to his staff and to gain an understanding of all aspects of MRI imaging,

Barry’s work ethic was part of the reason he was awarded the Postgraduate Medical Imaging Prize for Professional and Academic Development, according to his course leader, Iain MacDonald, at the University of Cumbria.

Barry commented, “I couldn’t be more pleased to receive recognition of all my hard work with my growing family, dissertation and an ever-increasing workload in the MRI department at Wigan.

“My partner Louise has really supported me, and I couldn’t have completed the MSc without her encouragement.”

Barry has also been a mentor to several post-graduate students on the university’s PGc MRI course.

“The knowledge I have gained has helped to set up new service developments in MRI here at Wigan, allowing us to broaden our scope of practice and to offer a better service to patients.”

Mr Macdonald said that Barry’s award reflected his, “good work ethic, ability to manage busy workloads and continuous sharing of knowledge with other students.”

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