College Board of Trustees (CBoT)

CBoT governs the College of Radiographers. Our trustees consist of six external appointed trustees, up to six trustees nominated by UK Council of the society along with the President and the Chair

  • Chair (Appointed Trustee)

    Dr Marcus Jackson

    Marcus is an Associate Professor and Professional Lead for Diagnostic Radiography at St George’s University of London. Marcus has sat on the Imaging and Therapy Practice Editorial Board and Approval and Accreditation Board and regularly reviews articles for Radiography. He is an academic experienced in senior leadership and management at both faculty and institutional level. Marcus has held strategic leadership roles in the NHS which are complemented by twenty-four years’ knowledge and skills gained in the higher education sector. “I am a passionate advocate of excellence in the student experience, quality assurance, transformative educational partnerships and proactive staff education and development. I have been a member of the CoR for over 34years - I am both honoured and proud to be able to contribute to its future success”.

  • Vice Chair (Nominated Trustee)

    Sue Webb

    Before beginning her career as a radiographer, Sue had worked in a bank, had two children and then worked in a nursery school for eight years. She lost her husband to cancer and this inspired her to study to be a radiographer. She has worked at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford since graduating, working in all fields of diagnostic radiography and now specialising in CT and colonography. She says she is passionate about raising the profile of the profession with the public. Sue qualified as a Diagnostic radiographer in 1995. She is a CT senior radiographer at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford Essex. She was an Industrial Relations rep from 1997 and an active member of the Eastern Region committee, and was elected as Council member in 2013 and was President 2018/19. "I am proud to be a radiographer and in a position to be able to promote the profession, with an emphasis on patient care, patients are the at centre of all we do and must be our focus. In my capacity as Vice Chair, I intend to carry on promoting the profession and advancement of Radiographers to the highest level’.

  • Nominated Trustee

    Tom Welton

    Qualified as a diagnostic radiographer, Tom has worked in multiple modalities including CT, MRI and projectional radiography. Currently Tom is the Lead Practice Educator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals working in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. Along with Tom's undergraduate commitment, he has multiple other responsibilities including heading Radiography professional outreach, writing and leading the Radiology preceptorship programme and chairing both the Radiology and AHP research champions committees. Along with his work commitments, Tom is also the Northwest council member for the Society and College of Radiographers, sitting on multiple sub groups including the society's student rep forum. Known for a true passion to patient centred working, Tom is an advocate for radiographer professional development and AHP workforce collaborations. He is also a campaigner for mental health wellbeing, particularly in the healthcare setting for professionals.

  • Nominated Trustee

    Dr. Philip Cosson

    Philip has worked in six different hospitals throughout a clinical career which has had several highlights which include working alongside Sir Godfrey Hounsfield for a day. His last clinical position was as a superintendent in the PACS team of a large trust. Philip has been at Teesside University since 2001, gaining fellowship of the HEA and a Doctorate. He is recognized as a national 'learning technologist of the year' and a National Teaching Fellow in 2020. He also holds a company directorship, being a co-founder of Shaderware. His peer review research is well cited and has influenced national and international policy. Phil was the elected representative for the Northern Region on the Council of the Society of Radiographers 2014-2019. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Radiography, and a member of the Approvals and Accreditation board of the College of Radiographers. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and holds membership of the Anatomy Society, Society of Radiographers, and British Institute of Radiology.

  • Nominated Trustee

    Chris Kalinka

    Chris has worked in clinical radiography in most modalities, including nuclear medicine, CT and interventional. He has more than 30 years of radiography experience in four different organisations in Wales and has been a professional lead for 17 years. Chris says, “In my role as a College trustee I want to to influence the professional policy, guidance and research aspects of the profession. I believe the college has a vital role in radiography education and professional development and would encourage all CoR members to participate actively in our professional body.”

  • Nominated Trustee

    Dave Pilborough

    After completing a degree in Accountancy & Finance and 2 years spent crunching numbers, Dave came late to Radiography. After some personal motivation and a chance reading of an advert in a local paper, Dave studied Radiotherapy & Oncology at Liverpool University and trained at the Royal Preston Hospital. Having been a student rep on two occasions, taking up the role of IR rep seemed a natural step. Dave was IR rep at the Royal Surrey Hospital, before moving to the Midlands and continuing the role at the Royal Derby Hospital where he is now a Treatment Team Leader. When the UK council role became vacant Dave was elected as member for the Midlands and was elected Vice President in 2021

  • Nominated Trustee

    Ross McGhee

    Ross graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2009 and shortly thereafter took up post at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre where he was elected health and safety representative for the Society. He is currently a senior radiographer at the Lanarkshire Beatson satellite centre employed by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Ross held a number of positions in the Society of Radiographers and was latterly elected to one of the Scottish seats on UK Council in 2018, he joined the presidential team and in turn the College Board in 2020. Ross has an interest in leadership skills and holds a strong belief that radiographers have the skill set for leadership throughout healthcare settings and one of his priorities is to identify the barriers to radiographers seeking leadership roles. Ross is also interested in sustainable healthcare models and their role in public health. Ross is passionate about equality and is the current Equality and Diversity Champion for the College Board.

  • Nominated Trustee

    Karen Smith

    Qualified as a therapeutic radiographer, Karen worked as part of the senior team in Hull and was involved with the cancer survivorship agenda, recognising the challenges faced by patients living with and beyond cancer. Currently the Radiotherapy Manager at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Karen is a foundation trust staff governor. For more than 30 years Karen has had a variety of roles with the Society in the Yorkshire and North Trent Region, as well as nationally. She was President in 2014/15 and chair of UK Council the following year.

  • Appointed Trustee

    Alison Vinall

    Alison is Head of Radiotherapy Physics at the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust. During that time she has overseen the installation of a new £20m radiotherapy department. The department is having a second refurbishment with a further £28m investment and expansion to six linacs. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and she also sits on the Radiotherapy Physics Professional Standards Committee.

  • SoR Trustee

    Appointed Trustee

    Ian Wolstencroft

    Ian worked in local government finance until 1973 and qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy. Following local government reorganisation, Ian moved to the water industry and was employed in senior finance positions until 1998. He was later employed by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine as Financial Controller, a position he held until 2006, when he became their International Services Manager, providing business and administrative support to several European and world bodies involved in medical physics and biological engineering. He retired in 2012.

  • SoR Trustee

    Appointed Trustee

    Rob Emery

    Rob is an approachable and experienced people leader, with a broad range of industry experience across Sales and Operations within the healthcare sector. He has a degree in International Business along with a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. Rob has worked for Philips since 2004 where he has held a variety of roles including Service Director and his current role of Regional Director. In his role as College Trustee, Rob aims to bring his industry experience to bear and advocate strongly for patient and staff experience.

  • SoR Trustee

    Appointed Trustee

    Dr. Nicholas Spencer

    Nick has been a consultant radiologist with 25 years’ experience, specialising in Head and Neck and MSK imaging. Currently, also an Associate Medical Director for Cancer Services at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, he has always been an advocate for Radiographer and AHP advanced and extended scope practice. He is immediate Past President of the UK Imaging and Oncology congress. Recognising the honour and responsibilities of being a Trustee, Nick wants to build on the strengths of the CoR to continue its influence across healthcare.”