The SRT was founded in 1993 under the auspices of The Royal College of Radiologists
The society is a non-profit making organisation, run by radiology trainees specifically to promote radiology training and education in the UK. This online forum is open to all those interested in issues relating to radiology training and education the UK, including all current specialist registrars, those involved with radiology training and clinicians considering radiology as a career.
We promote cooperation between radiology allied professionals including radiographers, sonographers, physicists and other medical specialties through such endeavours such as our ‘Trainer of the Year’ awards, sponsored prizes for our conference and through joint educational courses.
Dr. Yousar Jafar
My name is Yousar Jafar and I am an ST4 Trainee in the South Wales Training Scheme with a subspecialty interest in Women’s Imaging.
I am extremely passionate about the work trainee led societies do for their members and am delighted to have been elected as the President of The SRT for 2017/18 to continue the hard work in making this society go from strength to strength.
The society’s ethos is to ‘Foster Excellence in Radiology’ and as President I am working towards making The SRT a dynamic society that will be an innovative forum for Radiology Trainees across the UK. We are also collaborating with colleagues from Radiology subspecialty societies/institutions to achieve our educational aims and maintaining existing links with our surgical and medical colleagues to ensure that Radiology remains at the forefront of patient care.
The SRT is committed to ensuring we provide a stimulating and exciting Annual Educational Conference but also to be the first port of call for answering any questions related to training and exams. This year we will be working in collaboration with the Junior Radiologists’ Forum (JRF) to reach out to as many radiology trainees as possible to engage with our educational events. We have the full support of the Royal College of Radiologists in meeting our objectives and as a committee we are working towards making The SRT an invaluable resource for all radiology trainees and junior doctors who wish to pursue a career in Clinical Radiology.
I look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff in May 2018 for our 25th Annual Conference, which promises to be the best yet!
Dr. Aliya Mastan
I am a second year radiology trainee in the north west deanery, currently working at University Hospital South Manchester. I enjoy the problem solving aspects of radiology and the training for radiology in my opinion is excellent. I have an interest in intervention radiology as it involves a more hands on career and is very technology driven.
I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012, with an intercalated degree in Masters in Research. I did my foundation years at Manchester Royal Infirmary in surgery, medicine, emergency medicine and GP. I then completed two years of core surgical training also in the North West Deanery.
My role in the committee is treasurer, I manage the financial assets and I work closely with other members of the management committee to safeguard the organisation’s finances.
If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Daniel Weinberg
“I am commencing training in radiology in August 2017 as an ST1 in the North Western region, having completed a two-year academic foundation programme, during which time I undertook research on imaging paragangliomas. Having taken on the role of Foundation Doctor Representative in the SRT for 2016-17, I continue on the committee as Secretary this year and hope to strengthen the society and our relationships with the radiology and wider community.”
Dr. Michael Bonnici-Mallia
Media and Communications
My name is Mike, I’m currently a third year registrar in the East of Scotland. I moved here after finishing my foundation training in the North West of England followed by a year in ENT and General Surgery.
I’m passionate about Interventional and Trauma radiology, along with practicing a keen interest in military medicine.
I am truly convinced that Clinical Radiology is a dynamic, engaging field. I’ve been a committee member of the SRT since 2015 and as Media Officer, I have had the opportunity to meet fascinating people all over the country.
I believe in the power of networking and bringing us together as a specialty. Radiologists are more relevant than ever in a time when modern medicine is changing at breakneck speed. The SRT should be the platform through which trainees come together to cement our future in clinical practice.
Dr. Maria McGill
Northern Ireland Representative
Hi my name is Maria McGill and I am a 5th year radiology trainee from Northern Ireland. After completing my foundation years I headed off to Australia to discover I was terrible at surfing, wind surfing and well all water base activities! I returned to the UK to take up my radiology training post in Northern Ireland and have developed interests in body MRI and medical education. Outside of work I am a proud dog owner and travel enthusiast.
Dr. Eilidh Bell
Foundation Representative (Scotland)
I’m Eilidh Bell, the Scottish foundation representative for the SRT, FY2) in Aberdeen and University of Dundee grad. This year I will be applying to radiology (fingers crossed!).
As part of the SRT, I want to help improve radiology knowledge amongst foundation trainees and medical students, promote radiology as a specialty and support and improve radiology training.
Outside of medicine, I like ballet dancing, learning Korean, consuming caffeine in all its forms, travelling, video games and hiking!
Dr. Cameron Spence
Foundation Representative (England)
Hi, I’m Cameron, and I’m delighted to have been elected to join the committee from 2017 as the Foundation Year Representative for England. I started F1 in Dorchester on the South Coast in 2017. I also qualified with a degree in Dentistry from Bristol in 2011. I have spent 5 years working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, both before and during my MBChB in Manchester, and was a Middle Grade for 2 years. I have also worked as a General Dental Practitioner. Such experiences have given me a particular interest in Head and Neck Radiology.
One of my roles in the committee involves raising the profile of the specialty throughout the Foundation Programme and Medical Schools. I also hope to help develop the SRT website with more information about career options within Radiology. I hope to use my pride and optimism for our specialty to attract the best and brightest foundation doctors and medical students to radiology training.
Dr. Richard White
I have been a Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist in Cardiff since 2013, with a keen interest in research. I undertook my Radiology Training in Dundee. I was vice-president of The SRT for 2 years before I was elected President in 2011-12, holding the meeting in its most Northerly meeting to date – Edinburgh. My role on The SRT committee is as a Consultant Advisor. I will be in charge of selecting abstracts for the upcoming Annual Educational Conference in Cardiff, May 2018 as well as assisting with Interventional Radiology workshops at the event.
Dr Jonathan Bevan
I am an ST2 trainee in the North West deanery and this is my 3rd year serving on the committee. I aim to support the needs of trainees throughout the country and further afield within our speciality, as well as helping to build relationships with our allied healthcare professionals and other medical specialties. I am also interested in the use of social media to educate and enthuse trainees.