Cardiac & Vascular Radiographer
Current position: Cardiac & Vascular Radiographer
Years qualified: 29 years
Research areas of interest: Radiation dose, radiation protection, vascular and cardiac radiography
Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Novice
Why did you decide to get involved in research? I was sponsored by work to attend an international vascular conference
and I then had to present feedback. In doing so I have become interested in reducing radiation doses in our hybrid theatre. I would like to conduct research in this area.
Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? Colleagues at work
What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? I studied research methodology when I upgraded my diploma to a degree and then had a peer reviewed paper published
What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Enhancement of knowledge and studying a subject in depth
What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Time and family commitments
What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before?
Start slowly with something that interests you greatly
Is there any other information you wish to share with the network?Thank you to the people who set the forum up