Sir Godfrey Hounsfield memorial lecture

Established in 1997 in honour of Sir Godfrey Hounsfield and his pioneering work in computed tomography, this lecture was initially endowed by Dr Marion Frank OBE, and subsequently funded by a bequest from Sir Godfrey Hounsfield. Nominations can be for a BIR Member of any age and discipline and the lecture carries a stipend of £1,000. The subject of the lecture should be an account of a major recent advance in radiology and its allied sciences and it is usually given at the BIR's Annual Congress.

Deadline for the next award: 30 March 2020. Please send your nomination to Ms Lucy Stewart, Committee Secretary (awards@bir.org.uk)

2019 award

Professor Andrew Scarsbrook

Professor Andrew Scarsbrook was the recipient of the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award at the BIR Annual Congress on 8 November 2019. He delivered the eponymous lecture on the topic of “PET-CT: From evolution to revolution” to a packed auditorium. Professor Andrew Scarsbrook is a dual-certified Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at St James's Institute of Oncology in Leeds. He is also a Professor of Radiology at the University of Leeds and has published extensively on many aspects of PET/CT. He received his award from BIR President Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes.



Previous Lecturers

2017

Dr Gareth Davies

2018

Professor Andre Dekker

2015

Professor Habib Zaidi

2016

Professor Stephan Achenbach

2014

Professor Ignac Fogelman 

2013

Not awarded

2012

Dr Stuart Taylor

2011

Dr Gary Cook

2010

Professor Bleddyn Jones

2009

Professor Francis Smith

2008

Dr Stephen Golding

2007

Dr Clive Kay

2006

Professor Andy Adam

2005

Professor Willi Kalender and Professor Adrian Dixon

2004

Dr Anwar Padhani

2003

Professor Alan Jackson

2002

Dr Andrzej Dzik-Jurasz

2001

Dr Elspeth Whitby

2000

Dr Chris Nutting

1999

Professor Ken Miles

1998

Dr Steve Halligan

1997

Dr Martin Blomley



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