BIR Siemens Research Award

SiemensThe BIR/Siemens research bursary is awarded in memory of Sir James Mackenzie Davidson, a pioneer in British radiology. 

This  pump priming award has been set up to provide initial financial support to enable researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources. The research must be in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.

Announcing the winner of the 2017 award

This has been awarded to Dr Susan Shelmerdine and team to provide funding for a feasibility study testing the technique and practicality of post-mortem unltrasound guided core biopsies in the setting of perinatal death investigation. Dr Shelmerdine will be formally presented with her award at the UKRCO conference 12-14 June 2017.

 The 2016 Award Winner

2016 winnerDr Luke Dixon, Dr Susan Copley and Professor Geoff Parker won the 2016 award for their research project 'Oxygen- Enhanced MR Imaging of the Lungs: Evaluation in Pulmonary Hypertension'.. Luke Dixon was presented the award at UKRC - pictured here with Peter Harrison, Managing Director of Siemens, and Jacqueline Fowler, CEO of the BIR.



General Criteria:

  • To provide pump-priming an award of £1000 is available
  • Applicants must submit a brief outline of the intended research project with their application
  • Applicants must be BIR members
  • Applications and outlines will be judged by the Awards and Prizes Committee
  • The award will be given at the BIR Annual Congress but can also be given at other suitable scientific meetings.

Applications are now closed for the 2017 award. Please check this page for information about the 2018 award. 


 Previous Winners

2015       Dr Karen Eley


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