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Dame Janet Husband DBE FRCR FMedSci is Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Institute of Cancer Research. She is one of the first women to train in radiology part-time. she began research on the prototype of the world's first CT body scanner at Northwick Park Hospital. She later was appointed to the Royal Marsden as a Research Fellow, focusing on cross-sectional cancer imaging. She was appointed as consultant radiologist to the Royal Marsden in 1980 and Director of the CRUK Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research Group at the Institute of Cancer Research CR in 1986. She was appointed Medical Director of the Royal Marsden (2003-2006) and elected President of the Royal College of Radiologists (2004-2007) and Vice Chair of the Academy of Royal Colleges (2005-2007).
Positions at Royal Marsden
- Consultant Radiologist (named 1980)
- Head of the Academic Department of Radiology (named 1985)
- Medical Director (from 2003–06; retired in 2007)
Partial list of affiliations
Trustee Bowel Cancer UK 2016-
- Non -Executive Director Spire Healthcare plc 2014-
- Non-Executive Director Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 2014-
- Non-Executive Director Nuada Medical Group, 2008 -2015-*
- Member Health Honours Committee, 2009- 2015
- Member, Co-operation and Competition Panel for NHS-funded services, 2009 - 2014
- Chair National Cancer Research Institute 2011-2013*
- Specially Appointed Commissioner to the Royal Hospital Chelsea 2007 -2013]
- Personal Chair, Institute of Cancer Research (1996)
- International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS; co-founder, with Rodney Reznek)
- President, ICIS (named 2000)
- London CT/MRI/PET Annual National Teaching Course at Gleneagles (1980–2007)
- President (first woman), Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), where she spearheaded the "The Radiology – Integrated Training Initiative"
- President of the British Institute of Radiology 2003-2004
- Professor of Diagnostic Radiology/Co-Director of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Magnetic Resonance Research Group at the Institute of Cancer Research and the NHS Foundation Trust.
Born Janet Elizabeth Siarey, she was educated at Headington School, Oxford. She and her husband have three sons. After qualifying in medicine at Guys' Hospital, she worked as a general practitioner while raising her own children. She retired from full-time clinical practice as a consultant radiologist at the NHS Foundation Trust in September 2007.
Fellowships and awards
- Member of Society of Computed Body Tomography (USA; 1980)
- Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences (2001)
- Hon. Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland; 2005)
- Hon. Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2005)
- Hon. Membership of the Radiological Society of North America (2005)
- Member, Council of the General Medical Council (2005–08)
- Vice Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2005–2007)
- Gold Medal, European Congress of Radiology and the European Association of Radiology (2006)
- Honorary Fellowship Hong Kong College of Radiologists (2007)
- Gold Medal, Royal College of Radiologists (2008)
- Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2008)
- Hon. Membership, European Society of Therapeutic and Radiation Oncology (1999)
- Hon. Doctor of Science Institute of Cancer Research, University of London 2013
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