The winners of the Insight Student Writing Competition 2023 have now been revealed, with Lokkwan Shing of the University of Exeter taking the first prize of £250.
Lokkwan's paper, 'Examining the inter-operator precision of quantitative ultrasound device Bindex in the screening and diagnosis of osteoporosis,' is one of five winning papers printed in the winter edition of Insight magazine.
On taking home first place, Lokkwan said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have won the competition! It is a tremendous honour, and winning this competition means a great deal to me as it validates the dedication and effort I have put into my research. Looking ahead, I am excited about the prospect of delving further into research in my role as a radiographer and I am eager to contribute more to the world of radiography through future research endeavours."
The four runners up were:
Second place: Iain MacLeod of Glasgow Caledonian University, for 'Investigating neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging and diffusion tensor imaging for detection of white matter abnormalities in minor traumatic brain injury: a critical review.'
Third place: Lwiza Mulenga of the University of Suffolk, for 'An Exploration of Radiographers’ Experience of Preliminary Clinical Evaluation.'
Fourth place: Chloe McPhee of Glasgow Caledonian University, for 'Understanding the importance of supporting the needs of our patients with dementia as therapeutic radiographers.'
Fifth place: Jessica Beeson of the University of the West of England, Bristol, for 'Ionising radiation in diagnostic imaging: Are the information needs of pregnant patients being fulfilled?'
Insight is the official CPD publication of the Society of Radiographers and aims to provide an opportunity for radiographers to write about professional and educational subjects that have a direct bearing on their clinical role.
Authors also contributed in order to share information, ideas, and CPD opportunities relevant to the science and practice of diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography.
Entries to the Student Writing Competition can be submitted by a student or recently qualified radiographer, or on their behalf by Higher Education Institutions. The work must have been completed while a pre-registration radiography student, and the author must be a current member of the SoR.
The five winning authors had their work featured in a special edition of Insight magazine in December. They also received cash prizes, with a first prize of £250, second prize of £150, third prize of £100, fourth prize of £75, and fifth prize of £50.
Find out more about Insight and read the latest edition here.