Radiography student authors win Insight magazine prizes

Articles featured in special student edition of Insight available now

Published: 13 December 2021 Students

The winners of the Insight Student Writing Competition 2021 have now been revealed, with Callum Currie of Glasgow Caledonian University taking the first prize of £250.

Callum’s paper on LGBT+ literacy in radiography is printed in the winter edition of Insight magazine, and all five winning papers have been published together in a special student edition of Insight.

Callum said: ‘As an LGBT+ student radiographer, I wanted to provide recommendations for best practice when imaging or treating LGBT+ patients and to demonstrate how this could improve patient satisfaction and enhance the delivery of culturally competent care in radiography.’

The four runners up were:

  • Samantha Platt of Liverpool University for her paper: ‘Evaluating the effectiveness of the smoking cessation support available for lung cancer patients during radiotherapy.’ 
  • Masoomeh Karimi of Bradford University for her paper: ‘Use of social media for educational purposes in a population of undergraduate diagnostic radiography students.’
  • Thailay Roscoe of Salford University for her leaflet: ‘Radiographers, let’s expand your knowledge of Parkinson’s.’
  • Flora Price of Leeds University for her paper: ‘A critical exploration of the use of post- mortem imaging to investigate foetal and infant death.’

Nichola Jamison, the SoR’s students and new professionals officer, said: ‘The high standard made it a very close contest. Huge congratulations to the five winners, who really deserve those cash prizes and the recognition of their peers. It’s great to see the breadth of topics covered. Our students continue to demonstrate resilience and a passion for patient care, overcoming challenging times with pride.’

You too can write for Insight magazine. Find out more about the author guidelines and send in your work via the online submissions portal.