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 2017–18

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


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

 Dr Andy Beale, RCR Medical Director, Membership and Business

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.


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.

 Dr Jeanette Dickson, RCR Vice President, Clinical Radiology 

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.

 Dr William Ramsden, RCR Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Radiology 

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.

 Dr Frances Yuille, RCR Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Oncology

Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Radiology
(Registrar of the Faculty)
Dr Andy Smethurst, Aintree (2015–2018)
Details of the role   

About Dr Smethurst
Dr Smethurst is a full-time GI radiologist at Aintree University Hospitals. He trained in radiology in Liverpool and was appointed as a consultant in 1995.
In his early years as a consultant, he was chair of the Specialty Training and Education Committee and then on the Mersey School of Radiology board.
He was clinical director at Aintree during a major redevelopment programme, and Chair of the Medical Staff Committee. His first role at the College was as an elected Member of Council, followed by a role as the Mersey regional chair. He was elected to the Medical Director Professional Practice post in 2014.

  Dr Andrew Smethurst, RCR Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Radiology

Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Oncology
(Registrar of the Faculty)
Dr David Bloomfield, Sussex (2015–2018)
Details of the role  

About Dr Bloomfield
Dr David Bloomfield is a clinical oncologist at the Sussex Cancer Centre. His specialist training was at The Middlesex Hospital, Mount Vernon and the Royal Marsden. Dr Bloomfield was heavily influenced by a two-year Clinical Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto where he completed the Clinical Epidemiology Program studying evidence based medicine and clinical trials. He was appointed as a consultant in Sussex in 1998. He has a longstanding interest in teaching and took over the running of the RCR Joint London Course, leading the migration of this course to become an MSc in Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research in 2006 and continues as joint Course Director. He helped set up the RCR’s Management for Oncologists course and more recently introduced the academic foundation school Leadership Programme at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in 2013. He actively supports clinical research and is a member of several national trial management groups. Dr Bloomfield was previously Lead Clinician for Cancer Services at Brighton and Sussex Hospitals and set up the Sussex Cancer Research Network in 2001. He is currently the Southern representative on the Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group. Before taking up his current role of Medical Director Professional Practice, he served as a Part 1 Fellowship Examiner, and a member of the Specialist Training Advisory Committee for Clinical Oncology and the RCR Council. 

  Dr David Bloomfield, RCR Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Oncology

Joint Officers

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