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

  • Chairperson (Appointed Trustee)

    Sandie Mathers

    Sandie held a dual post as a clinical radiographer and a research radiographer and she is a former Research Fellow. Early research focussed on radiographer role development, but subsequent projects assessed patients’ knowledge of scanning techniques, the effectiveness of radiology patient information, and patient centred outcome measures used in radiology. Later studies informed the development of the most recent Standards of Imaging Children. Sandie is a Past President of the CoR and is a former UK Council member for Scotland. She was a founder and then board member of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and a UK Council representative on the Council of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).

  • Appointed Trustee

    Marcus Jackson

    Marcus is an Associate Professor, Professional Lead for Diagnostic Radiography and Associate Dean for Student Experience 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”.

  • Nominated Trustee

    Phil 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

    Claire Donaldson

    Claire is a diagnostic radiographer with 13 years’ experience. Claire says, “Although not a native Scot, my broad Yorkshire accent gives that away, but I am proud to represent Scottish members.” She has worked in CT and MRI but the majority of Claire’s career has been spent in general radiography, a speciality of which she is a passionate advocate. She is a principle radiographer, helping to deliver the radiology service across four rural community departments. Claire has been involved with the CoR in many roles, both in Scotland and UK-wide. She says, “I am extremely proud to be a radiographer and it is this that drives me to be a good representative on UK Council.”

  • Appointed Trustee

    Julie Jones

    Julie has been a CBoT trustee since June 2015 and she started an employment law consultancy, Starford Ltd in 2016 because she wanted to “work more closely with my clients, genuinely becoming part of their in-house team, without them worrying about exorbitant legal fees.” As well as being a lawyer, Julie is also a qualified employment and workplace mediator and she says she enjoys enabling people to “find solutions to seemingly intractable issues.”

  • Appointed 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.”

  • Appointed Trustee

    Charlie McCaffrey

    An electronic engineer, Charlie joined Kodak and progressed through various roles in the company’s health group and led the transition to set-up Carestream Health UK where he was Managing Director UK & Ireland and Cluster Manager - Northern Europe. Following acquisition of Carestream’s IT business by Philips in 2019, he became Health Systems Sales Leader for Philips for the UK & Ireland. Charlie has worked with and in Radiology Departments for more than 35 years. He is an Executive Member and Past-Chairman of the Trade Association for X-Ray Equipment Manufacturers in the UK (AXREM) and has served on the Radiology & Oncology Conferences Boards. He became a trustee of the British Institute of Radiology in 2010 and was awarded a Fellowship of the BIR in 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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. Sue was elected to the the UK Council in 2013 and is the current President. 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"

  • 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.