du Boulay Professors
Dr Samantha Mills and Dr Tilak Das.
Samantha Mills and Tilak Das have commenced their roles as BSNR – RCR du Boulay Professors, and over the course of 2020 and 2021 will be visiting centres around the United Kingdom, as part of their remit to promote the practice of Academic Neuroradiology around the country.
Dr Samantha Mills
Dr. Samantha Mills is a full-time diagnostic neuroradiologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation trust, Liverpool. She trained at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Manchester Training Scheme and undertook a PhD evaluating advanced MRI techniques for use in Neuro-oncology at the University of Manchester, funded jointly by the RCR and CRUK. She has since maintained a strong academic interest and is involved in a number of active neuro-oncology and neuro-inflammatory research projects both locally and nationally. She is a regular speaker at both RCR and BIR meetings. She holds positions on the National Cancer Research Institute Brain Studies Group, the academic subcommittee of BSNR and the British Neuro-Oncology Society, where she is Chair of the newly formed Education subcommittee. She is keen to promote neuroradiology as a career for interested radiology registrars and highlight the advantages of both understanding and participating in the research that adds value to clinical practice.
Dr Tilak Das
Dr. Tilak Das is a full-time diagnostic neuroradiologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, having done Neuroradiology fellowships in Cambridge and Toronto. He is an enthusiastic teacher and part of the faculty for BSNR Trainee Neuroradiological Symposia. He has been invited to speak at multiple RCR, UKIO and BIR events. He also contributes to the BSNR Teaching and Education Subcommittee. Locally, he is a tutor in head & neck anatomy for undergraduates. He has a PhD in developmental neuroscience and is actively involved in research projects on traumatic brain injury using machine learning techniques as well as quantitative imaging in thyroid eye disease, both areas that have developed from clinical interests. Within his department, he has been lead for coordinating successful ISAS accreditation for 5 years and is currently the clinical audit lead and information governance lead. He has a keen interest in Clinical Informatics and is currently undertaking further training in this area.