Janet Husband

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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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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][1]
  • 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),[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3] She retired from full-time clinical practice as a consultant radiologist at the NHS Foundation Trust in September 2007.[citation needed]

Fellowships and awards[edit]


Husband was appointed OBE in 2002 and DBE in 2007 "for services to medicine".[5][6]


  1. ^ "Royal Hospital Chelsea Appoints Janet Husband As Commissioner, UK". Medical News Today. Retrieved 15 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Past Presidents of the College, 1974 to 2007". RCR. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Honour for Royal Marsden Professor" (Press release). The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "About the College: Honours: Gold Medal". Royal College of Radiologists. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Professor Janet Husband Appointed DBE" (Press release). Institute of Cancer Research. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Queen's birthday honours: CBE and OBE". The Guardian. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2014.