Lead Radiographer, Amanda Martin has been awarded The Fellowship of The College of Radiographers by Portfolio, in recognition of service to the College and outstanding contribution to the science and practice of radiography.
Amanda qualified 33 years ago, and in that time has worked to improve patient experience in plain film imaging, whilst standing up for the recognition and rights of radiographers. She was first radiographer to achieve an MSc Advanced Practice in Reporting in1999 and became programme lead at the University of Salford, where she also developed bespoke short courses and continues to teach on many multiprofessional programmes. She is an examiner at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level nationally. Amanda was the first clinical radiographer to achieve a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care in 2011 with her research topic being service improvement methods in the NHS.
She has written publications and presented at national and international conferences, reviewed and contributed to a number of seminal texts, and is co-author on a book soon to be published. Following the terrorist attack in Manchester in 2017, Amanda took every opportunity to explain the role of radiographers in such an event, raising the profile of the profession.
Amanda said: “I am extremely proud to receive this, the highest level of recognition from my professional body. I’m honoured that they feel what I have accomplished in my career deserves such an honour.”