The first woman to become president of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) is looking forward to promoting equal opportunities across the organisation. IPEM fellow Dr Anna Barnes, pictured, became president after her appointment was confirmed at the annual general meeting. Dr Barnes said: “I’m really looking forward to my presidency and to pushing forward on important matters like equity of opportunity, diversity of thinking and inclusion across academia, industry and public healthcare.
“I have stepped into this role because I felt the time had come that a woman needed to move into a leadership position so that almost half of our members can see that they can also do this job. You can’t be what you can’t see, and I want to say to my male colleagues you are part of this journey and you are our allies.”
A clinical scientist in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London, and a director of the King’s Technology Evaluation Centre at KCL, Dr Barnes has been involved with IPEM throughout her career.
Published on page 10 of the November 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.