Could you be the next editor of Imaging & Oncology? 

A role has opened to lead the SoR’s prestigious publication, as current editor Professor Ruth Strudwick steps down 

Published: 15 May 2024 SoR

An exciting opportunity has opened to be the editor of the Society of Radiographers’ renowned Imaging and Oncology publication.

Imaging & Oncology is a prestigious publication produced annually by the SoR, which features 10 to 12 thought-provoking articles affecting and/or influencing our professions.

The current editor, Professor Ruth Strudwick, has done an outstanding job during her tenure as editor and her term of office is drawing to a close. 

We are therefore seeking an experienced member of the profession, with both publication and reviewing skills, to join our publications team with effect from September 2024.

On her time in the role, Professor Strudwick said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the role.  I have made new friends, met some fantastic people, read some interesting articles, and learnt a lot about our wonderful profession.

“You need to be organised, work to deadlines and keep good records. Having an eye for detail and good proofreading skills help. Overall, you need to develop good networks and have an overview of what is happening within radiography so that you can commission writers to share their knowledge and opinions.  

“I want to say a huge thank you to Charlotte Beardmore for all her help and support for me in this role and all those I have worked with.”

Working with our publisher Wonderly you will complete a digital issue of Imaging & Oncology, each year in time for an annual launch at the UKIO conference. 

You will be responsible for identifying suitable topics and commissioning authors and will liaise with, and report to, the SoR executive director of professional policy Charlotte Beardmore.

A strength of Imaging & Oncology is its diversity of authors. In past issues, professionals including radiographers, radiologists, oncologists, physicists, physiotherapists, nurses, vascular scientists, obstetricians, and military personnel have contributed.

The remit is broad, and authors are encouraged to express bold or innovative opinions on aspects of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy, service provision, health policy education, research, and patient perspectives.

Traditionally, articles are commissioned from both novice authors and experienced, well-established writers. Working in collaboration with the executive director of professional policy and SoR publishers, we will explore new and innovative ways of presenting articles and work.

A good knowledge of contemporary issues and developments affecting imaging and oncology services in the UK is essential. 

Full support will be provided, and a comprehensive handover will be available from the outgoing editor. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace and ensuring that our publications are representative of the diversity in our membership. We believe that this fosters creativity and innovation and is representative of the world around us. 

Anyone with the suitable skills is eligible to apply.  We would particularly like to encourage people who are protected by the Equalities Act to apply, especially those from an ethnically diverse background to ensure we are representing the true diversity of our membership body.

Additionally, if you need assistance with your application, or a reasonable adjustment to the process – for example, because you are neurodivergent, or have a physical, sensory, cognitive, mental, visible, or invisible disability – please let us know, and we will be happy to help.

If you have the skills, experience, talent and commitment to join our team in this exciting role, we would like to hear from you.

What you need to know

Location: Home-based

An honorarium will be paid annually.

For specific information about the role please contact Charlotte Beardmore, executive director of professional policy [email protected]

Please submit your expression of interest, detailing your experience and why you feel you would be suited to this role, to [email protected] 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 31 May 2024.

Interviews will take place virtually: early June 2024.