The Royal College of Radiologists elects its new President

Friday 1 March 2019

Fellows of The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have elected Dr Jeanette Dickson as the organisation’s next President.

Dr Dickson’s term in office will start on 1 September 2019, when she will take over from the current President, Dr Nicola Strickland.

The RCR is the training, standard-setting and representative body for the UK’s radiologists and clinical oncologists.

College Presidents serve three-year terms, with every third term presided over by a clinical oncologist, making Dr Dickson the RCR’s first clinical oncology President since 2013.  

Dr Dickson is a clinical oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in north London, where she specialises in thoracic malignancies and haematological radiotherapy. She has volunteered her time to the RCR since 2010 and worked as its Vice President for Clinical Oncology for the past three years.

Dr Dickson said:

"It is a great privilege to be elected to lead the RCR for the next three years, particularly through what promises to be politically challenging times for our specialities, the health service and the UK as a whole."

Dr Strickland said:

“Many congratulations to Jeanette on becoming our President-Elect. She will take up office in September 2019, and I wish her a very successful term ably leading both our disciplines.”