IPEM member wins prestigious award



A CLINICAL technologist has won a prestigious award at the West Country Women awards.

Leanne Moore, a clinical technologist in the Radiotherapy Physics Department at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, won the Women in STEM category.

The awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of exceptional women across the region.

Leanne, an Associate Member of IPEM who is on the Register of Clinical Technologists, was one of three women competing for the prestigious Women in STEM award.

She said: ‘My immediate reaction to winning was complete shock and totally overwhelmed. I feel privileged to have been part of the process and so grateful of the support and encouragement from my colleagues in the radiotherapy physics team at Plymouth.

‘I hope this will help promote the profession of dosimetrists to the wider community and I will continue to shout about the work we do under the umbrella of science in healthcare.’

The award celebrated a variety of STEM roles and is designed to highlight work which has supported a worthy goal, solving a problem and with a successful response.

Dr Anna Barnes, IPEM’s President, said: ‘Many congratulations to Leanne, I’m delighted she has won the award. Her work to be an active voice for the profession to highlight what she does, and the wider radiotherapy physics team, is fantastic.

‘Her volunteer work with IPEM to raise the profile of careers in medical physics is exactly what we need to help encourage the next generation to enter the profession.’

West Country Women awards