The Radiology Academic Network for Trainees (RADIANT)

The Radiology Academic Network for Trainees (RADIANT)

The Radiology Academic Network for Trainees (RADIANT) is a national trainee-led consortium, supported by the RCR, aiming to:

  • Increase trainee engagement in audit and research, including recruitment to National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) portfolio studies

  • Increase trainee engagement in national and international scientific meetings

  • Involve trainees in publications

  • Improve research training for trainees

Launched in March 2019, RADIANT links regional trainee networks who will work together to deliver network projects including national snapshot audits, observational research studies and assist in recruitment to NIHR CRN portfolio studies.  

Trainees will have the support of research-active consultants who will provide guidance and mentorship.

There are annual meetings where audits and research projects are discussed, prioritised and selected for the year ahead.  

An annual report of activities is provided to the RCR CR Academic Committee.

  • Chair: Nathan Chan (Norfolk and Norwich)  

  • Secretary: Anmol Gangi (Portsmouth)  

  • IT/Comms lead: Maria Pantelidou (Cambridge)

  • Chair Elect: Salma Kamaledeen (Portsmouth)  

  • Past Chair: Pete Brown (Leeds)

Current training schemes involved

Phase 1

  • London

  • East of England  (Norwich - Regional Lead: Nathan Chan, Cambridge - Regional Lead: Maria Pantelidou and Essex, Beds & Herts: Anna Witkowska-Wrobel)

  • Yorkshire and Humber: Regional lead (Sheffield): Yousef Shahin; Leeds

  • Wales - Regional lead: Lilian Sandu

  • South West (Peninsula): Regional lead - Paul Jenkins

Phase 2

  • KSS (Surrey - Regional lead: Georgina Zamfir)

  • East Midlands (Nottingham)

  • North East: Regional lead (Northern Deanery) - Mat Elameer

  • North West (Mersey: Regional lead - Muhammad Khan)

  • Thames Valley (Oxford) - Regional lead: Sarim Ather

  • Wessex - Regional lead: Anmol Gangi

  • Yorkshire and Humber: Hull and East Yorkshire

  • South West  - Regional lead  (Severn): Jonathan Rodrigues (consultant), Robert Foley (trainee)

  • West Midlands - (Regional leads - south: Ajit Kishore; west: Inderbir Jassel)

Any enquiries and further training schemes who are interested should email the Policy and Academic Research Coordinator with named contacts (1 senior and 1 junior trainees and, 1 consultant mentor).