Clinical Lecturer becomes The Society of Radiographer’s 80th President

8 August 2017

Gareth Thomas at a ceremony taking place in Westminster, London.

Gareth Thomas, Clinical Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography has become the 80th President of the only body in the UK representing the whole of the radiographic workforce, The Society of Radiographers (SoR). The society is one of the oldest and most experienced radiography organisations in the world.

Mr Thomas, School of Healthcare Sciences has represented Wales on the executive board (known as the UK council) of the society for 6 years. Further in 2015, Mr Thomas became Vice-President for the society as voted for by members of the UK council. Mr Thomas then joined the Presidential team and assumed the chain of office from outgoing president at a ceremony taking place in Westminster, London.

Gareth Thomas said ‘To become president is an honour and privilege as I now head up the UK one and only professional body and trade union. However with all jobs comes challenges such as fighting public sector pay cap protecting Radiographers terms and conditions.’

‘I also head up the professional domain of the organisation where I'm keen to promote the culture research within the members of the organisations and also promote the role of Diagnostic Radiographers with patients and particularly the cancer pathways.’

‘I hope the role will promote Cardiff University not just within the UK but on a global platform. I hope the role will assist me in further improving my skills of organisational management and leadership within the School of Healthcare Sciences.’

Gareth Thomas, Clinical Lecturer: Diagnostic Radiography

For more information the role and the society please visit The Society of Radiographer’s webpage.

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