John Tidmas Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, in the School of Allied and Public Health Professions, has been awarded Clinical Lecturer of the Year at JCA’s Radiography Awards 2023.

The prestigious accolade celebrates radiologists and radiographers in the imaging community who contribute to patient outcomes, and to the crucial role they play in analysing X-rays and medical images to assist doctors in diagnosing injuries and diseases. 

In response to receiving the award. John expressed his gratitude, emphasizing the importance of collaborative teaching at the University.

It was a very nice surprise! I love my job and it was thrilling to receive this award. I reflected upon the incredible work done every day by all members of the Canterbury Christ Church University team to improve the student experience and, especially the superlative examples of my colleagues within the clinical reporting and radiography teams. On reading some of the nominations, it was lovely to see recognition of the time I commit to ensuring every student receives the support they require to reach their potential.

John Tidmas Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, in the School of Allied and Public Health Professions.

One of John’s students submitted a nomination to the JCA, praising the support he was given during his post-graduate course. It read "John Tidmas has been an amazing lecturer and source of support during my post-graduate Adult Chest Medical Image Interpretation Course. He makes time for all his students despite his heavy workload and other commitments. His lectures are well structured and informative and he has a very natural way of teaching which is easy to understand and he has been extremely patient with us all.”

John spoke about the importance of clinical practice within radiography and how this helps students.

"Learning in the clinical environment is key to the generation of safe, competent and confident radiographic practitioners,” he said. In undergraduate radiography, students learn to work with patients and colleagues to ensure the provision of an excellent patient experience and imaging which can progress a patient’s diagnostic journey.

"In postgraduate clinical reporting at the University, we retain a clinical focus throughout the student’s training and ensure that students broaden their knowledge base to be able to make significant contributions to patient management as part of the multi-disciplinary team. By relating the teaching they receive at CCCU to the experiences from clinical practice, all students can grow in confidence and enjoy their crucial role in supporting patients."

Find out more about JCA and the Radiography Awards.

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