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Du Boulay Professors

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Du Boulay Professorship

The Du Boulay Professorship is a fantastic opportunity to promote and support neuoradiology as a subspecialty and research within neuroradiology and related fields, and is a joint venture between the Royal College of Radiologists and the British Society of Neuroradiologists. The current Du Boulay Professors are Dr Tilak Das and Dr Samantha Mills - you can read more about them below.

The visiting Professor will be expected to visit 6 radiology centres and training schemes across the UK, and deliver a minimum half-day educational programme at each. One lecture will be filmed either during a visit or separately and then be made available online. The purpose of the visits is to highlight the role of neuroradiology in the advancement of neuroimaging, promote neuroradiology and particularly academic neuroradiology careers, and provide expert neuroradiology teaching at the centres visited.

Funding: Up to £3,000 to cover expenses

Eligibility: The Professorship is open to neuroradiologists who are BSNR members and Fellows of the RCR in good standing, resident in the United Kingdom and in active clinical practice at the time of the application and tenure of the award.
To apply

Applications for 2021 onwards will open in due course.

Applicants should submit: a current curriculum vitae; a 200-400 word statement describing the reasons for applying, contribution to the role, and proposed educational programme and content for the Professorship. Joint applications from two individuals wishing to undertake the Professorship together over a period of two years will also be considered.

An Appointments Board comprising BSNR and RCR members will consider applications. In assessing applications, significant weighting will be given to the applicant’s plan for the programme.

The decision of the Appointments Board is final and binding, applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible after the decision has been approved.

Tenure of the award will be one year (two years for a joint appointment), and will commence at the BSNR AGM during the annual meeting.

du Boulay Professor 2020-2021

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.

BSNR/RCR Du Boulay Professorship
du Boulay Professor 2020-2021

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.

BSNR/RCR Du Boulay Professorship
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