Student Series Speaker Biographies

Learn more about the our session panelists.

  • Student and New Professionals Officer

    Nichola Jamison

    'Nichola Jamison is SoR's Student and New Professionals Officer. A therapeutic radiographer, she has previously served as Chair of the SoR Student Representative Forum, before graduating from Ulster University in 2020. As a student, she was also part of the 2018 #150leaders cohort, and remains involved with the Council of Deans Student Leadership Programme today as a coach. Outside of university, Nichola pursued a passion for supporting healthcare staff through contribution to the drafting of the NI Cancer Strategy and was also a member of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Leadership Forum. In her new role, Nichola enjoys advocating the student voice, and believes strongly in improving engagement, experience and wellbeing for the student workforce, while identifying, and encouraging, leadership in all those she meets.

    • Lead Practice Educator and Current Vice President for the SoR

      Tom Welton

      Qualified as a diagnostic radiographer, Tom has worked in multiple modalities including CT, MRI and projectional radiography. Currently Tom is the Lead Practice Educator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, working in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. Recently he has been leading and pioneering strides forward in clinical based simulation work for his trust. This includes the use of virtual reality and augmented reality to pave the foundations for successful placement expansions of over 1900 extra placement capacity hours per year group. Along with his work commitments, Tom is also the Northwest council member for the Society and College of Radiographers, sitting on multiple sub groups including the society's student rep forum, Research Advisory Group, and the College Board of Trustees. Known for a true passion to patient centred working, Tom is an advocate for radiographer professional development and AHP workforce collaborations.