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Geraldine Francis awarded Fellowship of the College of Radiographers.

Geraldine Francis

Recently retired Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Radiography, Geraldine Francis has been awarded the highest accolade by the Radiography profession.  She was awarded the Fellowship both as an educator and practitioner.

The Fellowship of the College of Radiographers is awarded for contributions to educational developments in diagnostic imaging and/or radiotherapy, the professional development and welfare of colleagues, and advocacy and ambassadorial roles within and outside the profession both nationally and internationally.

She has been involved in the education of hundreds of radiographers, many of whom would cite her as the reason for their knowledge, skills and craftsmanship, and most importantly for the practitioners they have become.  At both Kingston and St. George’s University, Geraldine has made interprofessional education distinctive ensuring student experiences at the university could in future translate to effective client care and enable radiography, physiotherapy, medicine and biomedical science students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective interprofessional team working. She has contributed to the development of postgraduate modules with academics in the field of Life Sciences for Masters level programmes such as the MSc in Clinical Data Management and MA Health Management and Public Sector Strategy. One of her key contributions at a national level has been the role development of radiographers as supplementary prescribers. Her international contribution has included service as Secretary and President of the Society of Radiographers in Jamaica as well as the education of students from Nigeria, Hong Kong and Malta.

She has been a remarkable ambassador for the therapeutic radiography profession and for the School of Radiography. Although Geraldine has recently retired from the School, she continues to be active in therapeutic radiography education.