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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