The University of Cumbria’s thriving research ambitions have been recognised with nine papers produced by the university’s Department of Medical and Social Sciences accepted by the UK Radiological Congress to be held this summer.
The congress – a who’s who for the industry – will this year feature Lord Robert Winston among key speakers.
Cumbria’s remarkable presence ranges from papers considering communicating with obese patients to looking after those with dementia.
Researchers say they’ve discovered an enthusiastic audience anxious to hear how everyday issues could be tackled.
“For 25 years of so the industry has hardly changed – the work here in Lancaster is, in some areas, ground breaking,” Dr Paul Miller, senior lecturer in Social Psychology, said. “We’re building a critical mass here when it comes to research and it seems no-one wants to feel left out.”
For colleague Dr Peter Phillips, senior lecturer in Healthcare Science, June’s congress is even more significant as he’s been invited to present a talk on the subject of computer science for radiographers. His ground breaking work has examined how clinicians view scans in order to determine areas where attention to detail may be overlooked.
Charles Sloane, Professional Lead for Medical Imaging, said: “This is the largest number of papers the department has ever had accepted at this major conference. It is evidence that we now have a fantastic team who are working exceptionally well together in producing world leading research in this field. This will not only have the benefit of advancing professional practice but will ensure that students studying our courses will receive up to date and relevant teaching and learning activities.”