Inspiring radiographer to be honoured at Buxton awards ceremony

19 October 2022

A diagnostic radiographer with a passion for supporting professional development will receive an honorary degree at the University of Derby’s Buxton Awards Ceremony.

Sue Johnson will receive the award at the ceremony, which takes place on Friday 4 November at the Devonshire Dome in Buxton.

As well as students celebrating their successes, notable people with a strong connection to the University or the county are chosen to receive an honorary degree at the annual awards ceremonies.

The University will be recognising Sue with an Honorary Master of the University (HonMUniv) for her contribution to radiography and her achievements in widening participation in the profession.

Portrait of Sue Johnson

She is an enthusiastic supporter of radiographers’ professional development and was President of the Society of Radiographers from 2011-2012. A former lecturer in Radiography at the University, Sue spent all her clinical career working in Derby Hospitals and is now employed as a Professional Officer in Clinical Imaging at the Society of Radiographers. Sue’s current focus is to improve the professional development opportunities for the imaging support workforce. Her work there is integral in widening participation in the NHS.

Sue said:

“I am delighted to receive the honorary award. To be recognised by the University of Derby for an aspect of my national work at the Society of Radiographers means so much to me. It is very special as I have a long-standing relationship with Derby, the University and radiographic education in its widest sense.”

Professor Kathryn Mitchell CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, added:

“Graduation is a time to celebrate the hard work, commitment and successes of our students, and we are so proud of everyone who is going to be graduating.

“We are delighted to be presenting an honorary degree to Sue. We are committed to opening doors and providing opportunities for all; Sue’s work to widen participation in the NHS is inspirational, both for us and our graduating students. Congratulations to all – we wish everyone the very best in their future endeavours.”

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