E117: Heather Williams MBE - Consultant Medical Physicist

Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Heather Williams MBE as part of the Education and Workforce Development series (part 44).

Discussion about Heather’s career, the role of a physicist, and the importance of women and non-binary people in science.
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2) Consider how you can help improve access for women and non-binary people within your profession.
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Links from podcast:
ScienceGrrl’s website Home - ScienceGrrl
Discovery of the positron, including THAT photo: Positron - Wikipedia
National PET Imaging Platform (using total body PETCT): National PET Imaging Platform | NPIP
Introduction to total body PETCT and the physicists who designed it (also suitable for use in schools): How does physics allow us to look inside the body? - Futurum(futurumcareers.com)
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM): https://www.ipem.ac.uk/
Society of Radiographers Promoting the Profession Resources: https://www.sor.org/about/about-radiography/promotional-resources
If anyone knows someone they think deserves an MBE, here are details of how you nominate them Nominate someone for an honour or award: Overview - GOV.UK(www.gov.uk)

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