Meet the team

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Chief Executive's Office

Simon Thompson  – Chief Executive 

Simon is responsible for the management of the organisation. He works with Trustees and others to help develop the strategy, and with the BIR's in house team, branch and SIG management groups, Editorial teams, event organisers and volunteers to serve BIR members and the wider imaging and oncology community.

Lucy Stewart –    Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Lucy provides administrative support to the Chief Executive, President, Council and the various scientific and management committees of the BIR.  She administers the various prizes and awards offered by the Institute. Lucy is also the Office Manager.


Magda Howlett – Head of Finance and Operations  

Magda is responsible for all financial, ICT, property management, insurance and contractual management issues for the organisation.

Communications and Membership

Carole Cross - Head of Communications  and Partnerships

Carole is responsible for communications for the BIR including individual and corporate membership engagement, external engagement, partnerships with UK and international organisations, website, newsletters, PR and social media.

Jane Moynihan -  Head of Membership and Systems

Jane has responsibity for strategic development and operational management of BIR individual membership and engagement, the CRM roadmap and data strategy.

 Athena Tortopidis - Senior Membership and Data Coordinator

Athena is responsible for maintaining an accurate membership database, customer service, engaging with our members effectively, keeping our members aware of activities and services through our enewsletter and website. She provides administrative support for external engagement and is part of the social media team.


Sarah Adibi - ~Director of Education 

Sarah has responsibility for the development, management, delivery and promotion of the BIR’s educational activities for the radiology community, working with a trustee-led Education Committee. 

Malini Banerjee – Events  Manager 

Malini ensures the effective planning, marketing and delivery of the BIR’s educational events. She works with committees and regional branches to devise educational events that meet current needs of medical and scientific professionals working in the subject area.

Gretchen Johnson - Senior Events Coordinator

Hannah Cantwell - Events Coordinator

Gretchen and Hannah are the main contacts for all incoming queries concerning BIR educational events across the UK. They work alongside the Events Manager in the planning, marketing and delivery of the year’s educational programme and Annual Congress. 

Guang (Sunny) Yang - Learning Technology Manager

Sunny focuses on development and use of new learning technologies to support the educational mission of the BIR. She implements a range of e-learning materials including webinars, videos and podcasts.

Daniel Blanchard - Video/Digital Producer

Daniel is responsible for assisting the Education team in the development and management of effective digital learning content, which includes webinars, online courses and recorded lectures videos. It covers filming, editing and post-production of video and audio content.   


Sophia Anderton – Director of Publishing  

Sophia has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all publishing activities and the BIR video courses.  Find out more about Sophia

Chris Clough  – Production Manager 

Chris oversees and coordinates the production of the BIR’s journals, liaising with editors, authors and printers. He is responsible for the scheduling of all publications.

Tami  Potten – Publisher (Journals)

Tami is responsible for the strategic development of the BIR journal portfolio, ensuring the BIR continues to publish high quality, relevant content in a rapid manner.

Miranda Ashby-Wood – Publisher (Development)

Miranda is responsible for the commissioning and development of BIR video courses and content within the BIR journal portfolio, working with members of the community to deliver relevant and high quality material.

Vanessa Brunt – Editorial Assistant  

Vanessa’s role is to coordinate the peer review process for the BIR journal portfolio. She works with authors, reviewers and the Editorial Boards to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed in a timely manner and a constant flow of content is provided.

Sarah Jordan – Production Editor 

Sarah is responsible for assisting in the production of the BIR journal portfolio. She liaises with authors, editors, typesetters and printers throughout the production process.



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