BSHNI / RCR Visiting Professor

Congratulations to Dr Steve Connor on being appointed as the new BSHNI / RCR Visiting Professor for 2018-20. Via the RCR, he will be tasked with educational lectures to training schemes around the country over the next 2 years. Thank you to all those who applied- applications will be taken again in 2 years time. The Council (and I am sure the society at large) are delighted that Steve is taking on this role and would like to wish him the best for the task ahead. The visits will include 3 hour interactive/didactic teaching sessions with emphasis on applied anatomy and clinical cases, tricks & tips, protocols & pitfalls . Here is a programme that Dr Connor will be undertaking during his tenure:

North Staffs & West Midlands training schemes, Stoke 12 March

Sussex Wessex & KSS training schemes, Chichester 12 April

Society of Radiologists in Training, Cardiff 16 May

South Wales & Severn training schemes, Bristol 20 June

Plymouth and Peninsula training scheme, Plymouth 21 June

West Scotland, North & East Scotland training schemes, 2020


The BSHNI / RCR Visiting Professorship was founded in 2018 by both organisations. It is open to application from any member of the BSHNI in good standing as per the constitution of the society (in addition to being an RCR member).  The purpose of this award is to facilitate distinguished Consultant Head & Neck Radiologists from the UK to visit UK radiology training schemes and share their knowledge and passion for the speciality with others.  There is no salary or financial award attached to the post.  The award covers travel, accommodation and subsistence costs to facilitate 4 – 5 half day visits per 18 – 24 months up to a maximum of £5,000. This can be claimed in line with the RCR travel and expenses policy:

Expectations of the Visiting Professor

The purpose of the award is threefold: • To highlight the role of head and neck radiology on a background of traditional and advanced imaging techniques • To promote head and neck radiology as a career option either as a primary interest or as subspecialty interest in any NHS consultant appointment • To provide head and neck radiology teaching at both trainee and consultant level at centres that might not have access to this sub-speciality or the successful candidate’s specific sub-speciality focus

Conditions of award

The Visiting Professorship will be awarded to a single individual for an 18 – 24 month tenure. Award holders are given the title ‘BSHNI Visiting Professor’ and should be referred to as such in all publicity. The BSHNI would be grateful for its logo (downloadable from the website) to be included in all publicity where possible. All awards are made on the basis of single person visits, with no provision for partners or children, or additional travel. All insurance requirements are the responsibility of the visiting professor.   The Department / School to be visited would be expected to provide space for the visiting lectures- the RCR will be liaising with the appropriate training schemes.

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