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Isherwood Pump Priming Grant 2018

Professor Ian Isherwood

Pump Priming Grant 2018

The British Society of Neuroradiologists is pleased to announce the call for the 2017 Professor Ian Isherwood Pump Priming Grant.

Aims:  The aim of the grant is to provide funding for a junior trainee or early years consultant to undertake an early phase, proof-of-concept study; typically, with a view to a subsequent substantive grant application.  The research should relate specifically to a branch of neuroradiology.

Eligibility: Trainee applicants are encouraged, but must be supervised by a BSNR member in good standing. In addition, members of the BSNR in good standing holding appointments of any grade (but usually within 5 years of their first consultant level appointment) are encouraged to apply. Funding will be to support new work. Retrospective funding of completed work will not be considered.

Funding: A maximum of £10,000 will be awarded to any individual project.


Form of Application and expectations:

Applications should comprise:

  • Summary of the proposed project. Four page (A4); to include background, methods, outcome objectives, timelines and a description of what the grant support will specifically fund.
  • Current CV
  • Letter(s) of support from the research supervisor(s)

Recipients will be expected to present the results of their research project at the BSNR annual meeting in 2019, and provide a final written report to the Academic Subcommittee.

Method of Assessment: Proposals will be assessed by a panel nominated by the BSNR Academic Subcommittee.

The closing date for applications for the 2018 award is 27th April 2018

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held at RCR in London on 7th June 2018

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by July 2018
Further enquires and applications should be made to by email to the Chair of the Academic Subcommittee, Professor Adam Waldman:
Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date.

More info: BSNR/ISNR Dublin 12-13th Oct 2018 with trainee study day on 11th Oct 2018

du Boulay Professor Tour of UK Underway

Daniel Birchall and Stuart Currie have commenced their roles as BSNR – RCR du Boulay Professors, and over the course of 2018 and 2019 will be visiting 12 centres around the United Kingdom, as part of their remit to promote the

du Boulay Professor Tour of UK Underway

Daniel Birchall and Stuart Currie have commenced their roles as BSNR – RCR du Boulay Professors, and over the course of 2018 and 2019 will be visiting 12 centres around the United Kingdom, as part of their remit to promote the practice of Academic Neuroradiology around the country.

Daniel Birchall

Daniel Birchall has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Newcastle Regional Neurosciences Centre since 1999, and has worked over the years both in a neurointerventional role and latterly as a diagnostician. He has been, and is presently, Head of Service, and has developed his profile as an academic while maintaining a full-time clinical post. He has also developed an interest in organisational function and in understanding ways of working, obtaining an MBA in recent years. His du Boulay lectures centre on human factors in Neuroradiology, particularly in relation to the cognitive, psychological, and behavioural aspects of our work as Neuroradiologists.

Stuart Currie

Stuart Currie has been a consultant neuroradiologist in Leeds since April 2015. During his radiology training he gained an MSc in Health Research at the University of Leeds, a PhD in neurological imaging at the University of Sheffield and a postgraduate certificate in medical education at the University of Cambridge. In October 2017 he commenced part-time academia working closely with the Leeds Institutes of Cancer and Pathology and Biomedical Imaging. His main academic interests lie in radiological biomarkers for the diagnosis and management stratification of brain tumours. He is also a keen educator and has just completed his Masters in Clinical Education. His du Boulay lectures explore neuroradiological concepts of traumatic brain injury through the films of Rocky Balboa and advanced neuroimaging techniques through the James Bond film SPECTRE.

Interventional Neuroradiology Training Post at the Walton Centre

A 3-year Interventional Neuroradiology Training Post at the Walton Centre is to be advertised soon.

Please contact Maneesh Bhojak for further clarification or interest.

FESTSCHRIFT for Dr Anil Gholkar OBE

Past President British Society of Neuroradiologists & Past Chair UK Neurointerventional Group

Date: Friday 11th May 2018

Research Beehive, Old Library Building (level 2), Newcastle University Campus,

Newcastle upon Tyne (short taxi or Metro ride or 20 mins walk from Central Station)


Buffet lunch from 12:15

1300 – Welcome & Introduction – Professors Birchall & White

1315 – Dr Andy Molyneux: Reflections on growing up (& old) with Anil & ISAT

1350 – Dr John Straiton: BSNR impact on clinical neuroscience & standing on the shoulders of giants

1415– Prof Phil White: Research ups & down – the Newcastle United years

1435 – Prof David Mendelow: Neurosurgical research & the interface with INR


1500 –1515 Coffee

1515 – Dr Tim Jaspan & Dr Norman McConachie. In the dark & light – reflections on INR in the UK

1600 – Nicola Hind/Phillip English: Added value of Consultant Radiographers

1620 – Prof Danny Birchall: Mentorship in Neuroradiology & 20y with Anil

1645 – Presentation & End

1700 – Drinks at local hostelry


CPD applied for


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