9 October 2017
Andy Rogers, President of the BIR, presented the Medal on 27 September 2017 at a networking event for members and supporters. He paid tribute to Dr Whitby, thanking her for her hard work and dedication to the BIR and the impact she has had across the organisation, particularly in developing the range and quality of the BIR education programme
Andy Rogers said “Dr Whitby has been influential in the Institute ever since joining the MR Special Interest Group committee in 2009 and she is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious award.”
Dr Whitby said ” This is a complete surprise and I feel very honoured to receive this award. I thoroughly enjoy working with the BIR for the benefit of its members and hope to continue to support them.”
Dr Whitby is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and has played a proactive and important role at the BIR for a number of years. She has been an active trustee with the role of Vice President (Education), Chair of the Education Committee and Chair of the North Regional Branch. She was a member of the BIR Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group Committee. Working with the education team, she developed the BIR’s first portfolio programme on Fetal MRI.