BIR Siemens Research Award

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The BIR/Siemens research bursary is awarded in memory of Sir James Mackenzie Davidson, a pioneer in British radiology. 

This  pump priming award has been set up to provide initial financial support to enable researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources. The research must be in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.

 Please note that  due to the pressure on health professionals at the current time, this  prize will not be awarded in 2021.  

Announcing the winner of the 2019 award

Siemens award 2019

Dr Andrew Nanapragasam, from King’s College Hospital, London, has been presented with the BIR/Siemens Healthineers research bursary to develop a clinically applicable means of identifying muscle fibres affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

The award was presented at the BIR's Annual Congress by Peter Harrison, Managing Director GB and Ireland, Siemens Healthineers and Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes, President of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).



General Criteria:

  • To provide pump-priming an award of £1000 is available
  • Applicants must submit a brief outline of the intended research project with their application
  • Applicants must be BIR members
  • Applications and outlines will be judged by the Awards and Prizes Committee

Previous Winners

2018      Dr Bisdas Sotirios

2017      Dr Susan Shelmerdine and team

2016      Dr Luke Dixon and team

2015       Dr Karen Eley


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