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Academy

Welcome to the National Imaging Academy Wales

The National Imaging Academy Wales opens its doors in August 2018 and will train the next generation of radiologists and imaging professionals.

Established with £3.4m of funding from the Welsh Government, the Academy is Wales’ flagship purpose-designed state of the art facility which will meet the increasing need to train more consultant radiologists across the UK. Radiology Academies are well-established in other parts of the UK, and widely viewed as a successful model for radiology training nationally,  and this Wales’ Academy will deliver the highest level of teaching to meet the increasing pressures imaging professions are facing.

The Academy provides part of the Wales Clinical Radiology Specialist Training Programme, which runs two separate schemes in North and South Wales.

The Academy will deliver the Royal College of Radiologists curriculum in a dedicated environment which is equipped with the latest technology.

Our training programme sees consultant radiologists from across Wales providing an excellent standard of teaching.


Team

Our team at the National Imaging Academy Wales includes:

Academy Director
Dr Phillip Wardle, National Imaging Academy Wales, Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB 

Academy Manager 
Victoria Whitchurch, National Imaging Academy Wales

PACS and IT Manager 
Steve Buckle, National Imaging Academy Wales

Academy Administrators
Jenna Horn, National Imaging Academy Wales
Victoria Ryan, National Imaging Academy Wales
Hannah Brimson, National Imaging Academy Wales


South Wales Training Programme 

Head of School
Dr Sian Phillips, Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB

South Wales Training Programme Director 
Dr Craig Parry, Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB

North Wales Training Programme Director 
Dr Owen Rees, Consultant Radiologist, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB
 


Trainers

Dr Robert Bleehen - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Daniel Chung - Consultant Radiologist Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Christopher Goodwin - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Grant Griffiths - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Shawn Halpin - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Sara Harrison - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Dawn Howes - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Laura Jenkins - Sonographer, Swansea Bay UHB
Ceri Kasprzyca - Sonographer, Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Hannah Khirwadkar - Consultant Radiologist, Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Aleksander Marin - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Liam Mcknight - Consultant Radiologist, Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Thomas Micic - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Peter Mullaney - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Tishi Ninan - Consultant Radiologist, Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Balan Palaniapan - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Timothy Pearce - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Jane Pollitt - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Hashim Samir - Consultant Radiologist, Hywel Dda UHB
Dr Su Vaughan - Consultant Radiologist, Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Luke Wheeler - Consultant Radiologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Dr Alison Yates - Consultant Radiologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Audrey Yong - Consultant Radiologist, Velindre NHS Trust

 


Facilities

The Academy is purpose-built and hosts:

  • 100 seat lecture theatre
  • Two Fuji workstation classrooms (to seat 20 trainees)
  • One seminar room
  • One computer room (equipped with Apple computers for 20 trainees)
  • An Ultrasound suite, with three ultrasound rooms
  • Ultrasound simulation room
  • Consultant reporting room
  • Quiet room / study area
  • Three meeting rooms of varying size