Du Boulay Professors


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 Kshitij Mankad and Dr Andrew MacKinnon - you can read more about them below.


This visiting Professorship is jointly funded by the RCR and British Society of Neuroradiologists, (BSNR) to highlight the role of neuroradiology within the UK. The Professorship is named in memory of Professor George Du Boulay who was a pioneering academic neuroradiologist and a founding member of the Society.


The visiting professor will be expected to undertake 6-8 visits to training programmes, over a period of 12 months (or 24 months if the professorship is awarded jointly to two recipients), to deliver lectures and undertake appropriate workshops or small group teaching as part of each visit. One lecture will be recorded and made available online, which can be delivered as a webinar.

The purpose of the visits is educational: to raise the profile of neuroradiology amongst trainees, to highlight the rewards of a career in neuroradiology (particularly academic neuroradiology careers), and to foster high quality neuroradiology practice and research throughout the UK. Applications are invited from experienced neuroradiologists who can provide valuable insights into cutting-edge neuroradiology practice as well as those who have a particular field of expertise or academic research.

At the end of the professorship, the successful candidate(s) will be required to deliver present on their activities as du Boulay Professor at the next BSNR annual scientific meeting.


Up to £3,000 to cover expenses (per year)


The professorship is open to neuroradiologists who are Fellows of the RCR in good standing, members of the BSNR, resident in the United Kingdom and in active clinical practice at the time of the application and the award/visits.

Kshitij Mankad
du Boulay Professor 2022-2024

Dr Kshitij Mankad

Dr Kshitij (Kish) Mankad is a Consultant in Paediatric Neuroradiology, serving Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and University College London Hospital (UCLH). He is also the Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Neuroradiology Unit at GOSH and an Associate Professor at the GOS UCL Institute of Child.

He underwent his Neuroradiology Fellowship training in London, and General Radiology training at Leeds and West Yorkshire. Prior to Radiology, he secured the MRCP having completed training in Internal Medicine training in Sheffield.

Kish loves teaching using innovative styles, and has built a reputable international education and training portfolio, collaborating with all major Societies of the world. Also, as Chair of the British Paediatric Neuroimaging Group he hopes to add tremendous value to the outlook of the specialty in the UK by setting up small group training sessions for post CCT fellows who would be reading children’s brain and spine scans either as future Paediatric Radiologists, General Radiologists or Neuroradiologists.

His academic interests are diverse, including neuro-oncology, neuroinflammation, malformations, epilepsy and abusive trauma. He is keen to inspire more trainees to participate in translatory research in an effort to make the science and art of Paediatric Neuroimaging more hygienic going into the future, and its practitioners more discerning.

Outside of Medicine, Kish has an interest in Economics and Leadership. He hopes to also impart these skills to the next generation, particularly using his training in Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and MBA Essentials with the London School of Economics.

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Andrew Mackinnon
du Boulay Professor 2022-2024

Dr Andrew MacKinnon

Dr Andrew MacKinnon is a full-time Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neuroradiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George’s Hospital University Hospitals and the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts. He is Clinical Lead and Research Lead at St George's.

As an enthusiastic teacher he has designed a database of over 3500 teaching cases, utilising this locally for teaching sessions for trainees on the SW London radiology training scheme, regionally for radiologists at DGHs and nationally for invited BSNR teaching sessions. He has also used this resource to train visiting international radiologists and neurologists during their research.

Andy has an MD in stroke neuroimaging and has maintained a strong academic interest. He is actively involved in a number of neurovascular and neuro-oncology research studies including multicentre collaborative research in advanced neuroimaging of cerebral small vessel disease. He has recently co-supervised successful PhD/MD Res students and led on the creation of a new Consultant Academic Neuroradiologist post at St George’s/Royal Marsden. He is keen to highlight the rewards of a career in neuroradiology, especially academic neuroradiology careers.

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