College Officers

The Officers of the RCR are: 

The President  Leads the College and is its primary spokesperson  
The Treasurer - Medical Director, Membership & Business   Leads the strategic financial development of the College and is responsible to Council for the financial governance of the charity 
For each Faculty:
Vice-President  Responsible for leading the Faculty and speaking on its behalf on Council 
Medical Director, Education and Training  Responsible for specialty training matters for each Faculty 
Medical Director, Professional Practice  Responsible for professional and workforce issues for each Faculty 

The President is elected by the UK Fellows in good standing of both Faculties and serves a three-year term. The Presidency rotates such that every third appointment is a clinical oncologist. The Treasurer can be a Fellow from either Faculty and is appointed following a selection process. The Faculty Officers can only come from their relevant Faculty. Further information about the role of the Officers can be found below. The roles of the honorary Officers are set out in broad terms in the Regulations.

Officers of the College 2018–19


Dr Nicola Strickland (2016–2019)
Details of the role of the President  
About Dr Strickland


Treasurer-Medical Director, Membership and Business

Dr Andy Beale (2017–2020)
Details of the role of the Treasurer -Medical Director, Membership and Business 

About Dr Beale
Andy Beale took his degree in Edinburgh and trained in radiology at St Bartholomew’s and St Thomas’ with a fellowship in Interventional Radiology in San Diego, California in 1993. From 1995, he has been a consultant radiologist in Swindon at the Great Western Hospital, subspecialising in cardiothoracic imaging and non-vascular IR, developing cardiac imaging including cardiac CT and MRI. He was clinical tutor followed by becoming head of department from 2006–10.  Dr Beale was a founder member of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) and its Treasurer 2003–10. From 2010–13 he was National Clinical Lead for NHS improving quality (NHSIQ), with a particular interest in interventional radiology and diagnostic benchmarking. He has advised many radiology departments on service delivery and been part of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) radiology inspectorate. He was a Council member of the College from 2014–17, as well as serving on the Finance and Honours committees.


Vice-President, Clinical Radiology

(Dean of the Faculty)
Dr Caroline Rubin(2017–2020)
Details of the role    

About Dr Rubin
Dr Caroline Rubin trained in medicine at King’s College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1979. Following a medical SHO rotation in Wessex she was appointed to the Wessex Radiology Training Scheme and subsequently as a consultant radiologist with a special interest in breast imaging in Southampton in 1988, at the start of the National Screening Programme. She was Director of the Southampton and Salisbury Breast Screening Programme for 25 years and a Member of the Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Screening for 12 years.
With a lifelong interest in education and training she has undertaken many roles including College Tutor for nine years, Head of Training for seven years and Head of the Wessex School of Radiology for five years. She was awarded a Masters in Education from the University of Winchester in 2005.
Her roles within the RCR commenced as a member of the Training Accreditation Committee in 2002, subsequently sitting on the Specialty Advisory and Specialty Training and Advisory Committees and have included development of workplace-based assessments, Chair of the Curriculum Committee and, more recently, Medical Director Education and Training, Clinical Radiology 2013–16.

 Caroline Rubin, Vice President, Clinical Radiology

Vice-President, Clinical Oncology

(Dean of the Faculty)
Dr Jeanette Dickson (2016–2019)
Details of the role   

About Dr Dickson
Dr Dickson is currently a full-time clinical oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), specialising in thoracic malignancies. She also provides a haematological radiotherapy service. She has been a consultant since 2002. She has held a number of additional roles: as clinical director of MVCC for five years. Her educational roles have included being a clinical tutor, RCR tutor, training programme director and finally Head of School of Clinical Oncology for London/KSS Deaneries. She has been involved in various College activities since 2010 and between 2013 and 2015 she was Medical Director for Professional Practice.


Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Radiology

(Warden of the Faculty)
Dr William Ramsden (2016–2019)
Details of the role  

About Dr Ramsden
Dr Ramsden is a full-time paediatric radiologist at the Leeds Children’s Hospital and has a particular interest in cancer imaging. He trained in radiology in Manchester and Leeds (FRCR 1993) and was appointed as a consultant in 1994. He has a strong interest in postgraduate medical education and since 2012 has been Head of The Yorkshire and Humber School of Clinical Radiology. Before that, Dr Ramsden was Training Programme Director for the Leeds/Bradford radiology training scheme from 2008-2012, and co-lead for the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology Academy from 2003-2007.
He has recently served as chair of the RCR Clinical Radiology Curriculum Committee and has organised both clinical and educational meetings on behalf of the College. He holds a Doctorate in Education, awarded by the University of Leeds in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Leeds.


Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Oncology

(Warden of the Faculty)
Dr Frances Yuille (2017–2020)
Details of the role    

About Dr Yuille
Born in  Zimbabwe, Dr Yuille trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, qualifying in 1987. After numerous posts in the South of England she started oncology training at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre in 1992. After four years of training in Edinburgh in clinical oncology, she moved to Newcastle and thereafter the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow. Her first consultant post was at the Beatson Oncology Centre with a specialist interest in breast and lung cancer. Since 2001 she has been a consultant in Edinburgh specialising in breast and lymphoma management. Additionally her interests are communications skills, medical education and quality improvement.


Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Radiology

(Registrar of the Faculty)
Professor Mark Callaway (2018–2021)
Details of the role   

About Professor Callaway

Mark Callaway took his primary degree in Southampton and trained in radiology in Manchester and Bristol. While in Manchester he was one of the founding members of the Society of Radiologists in Training.

He was appointed as Consultant in gastrointestinal (GI) radiology in University Hospitals Bristol in 1998 and has developed his subspecialty interest in HPB imaging and intervention. He has been Clinical Director of the department and Head of School of radiology for the Northern South West Deanery. In addition, he has been Deputy Medical Director and more recently Interim Medical Director of the trust.

He has been involved with the College since being appointed to Professional Support and Standards Board in 2009, he served on this board until 2015. He was a member and then subsequent Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee from 2011-2017, with responsibility for five Annual Scientific Meetings during this period, he was also an elected member of Council between 2014-2017.

In 2015 he was appointed as a visiting Professor of the University of the West of England recognising his work in the field of imaging and robotics. He has also served as the radiological expert on projects for both NICE and NCEPOD


Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Oncology

(Registrar of the Faculty)
Dr Tom Roques, Norfolk and Norwich (2018–2021)
Details of the role

About Dr Roques
Tom Roques trained as a clinical oncologist in London and Vancouver before becoming a consultant in Norwich in 2004. He specialises in head and neck, thyroid, upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers. He was service director in Norwich from 2010–2016. He is radiotherapy lead for Norwich and has chaired the Anglia Alliance radiotherapy board since 2013. He has written and spoken about target volume definition in head and neck and other cancers at national and international meetings and is part of the quality-assurance team for two international head and neck trials. 

He has particular interests in technical radiotherapy and in doctor–patient decision-making. He was a member of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) head and neck cancer guideline committee and was chair for the NICE brain tumour guideline published in 2018. He is one of the four authors of the ‘red book’ (Practical Radiotherapy Planning) and has written many other book chapters.

He has been a regular contributor to RCR Heads of Service meetings since 2010 and was the Governance Lead on the Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board (PSSB) from 2012–2016. In 2017 he was lead author for the RCR guideline on radiotherapy target volume definition and peer review.


Joint Officers

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