11 August 2016 11:30

A Lancaster University PhD student has been awarded a prestigious research prize at the UK Radiology Conference in Liverpool.

Amy Wareing received the Beth Whittaker Memorial Prize, awarded to the best poster presentation where the lead author is a member of the Society of Radiographers.

More than 200 posters were displayed at the conference from national and international researchers.

The winning poster, entitled ‘Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI’, was displayed.

The research was undertaken as part of the PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement that Amy is completing at Lancaster University.

Programme Director Professor Paul Trowler said: “I’m delighted that Amy’s excellent PhD research has been recognised by the presentation of this award.” 

Amy, also a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU), said: “I feel honoured to have been awarded the Beth Whittaker Memorial Prize, but this is very much a team success.

“The whole team inputs into the projects we publish, including our fantastic students and I wish to thank all who have helped make this work such a success at both RGU and Lancaster University.”

Amy collected the award at the Society and College of Radiographers presidential inauguration ceremony in London in July.

Beth Whittaker had many friends who were radiographers and when she died her husband, Professor Leslie Whittaker, donated money to the Society of Radiographers in her memory.

The prize is now awarded for the best poster at the annual conference.

View the winning poster.