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Radiographer wins national ‘We are the City’ prize

28 June, 2017
Janice St John-Matthews

Janice St. John-Matthews, Allied Health Professions Associate Head of Department at the University of the West of England, has won a “We Are the City Rising Star” award in the education and academia category.  

The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management, and to create 100 female role models across different industries and professions.  

A rising star is defined as: 

  • Someone who is or who has the potential to be a role model in their business or sector
  • Someone who strives to achieve success and results
  • Someone who gives back or inspires others
  • Someone who is recognised by others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry

The awards were entered by 1,250 individuals and judged by a panel of 33 independent judges.

Over 35,000 public votes were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees.

Janice commented, “I am honoured to have been named a 2017 Rising Star.

“I would like to extend a thank you to Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach and Director of Reflexion Associates Ltd. who nominated me for this award.

“Also a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me. The support from colleagues and students has been overwhelming.  

“Finally well done to another radiographer, Emma Seaton-Smith, who was shortlisted in the Technology category. Meeting Emma at the shortlisting event in Bloomberg reminded me of the many transferable skills radiographers’ have and the many avenues where our skills can be applied.”

All the winners are invited to attend an evening reception on 12 July 2017 at News UK’s headquarters in London to celebrate and collect their awards. The event will be hosted by BBC Journalist, Jane Hill.

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