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Georgia Tierney helped to organise a webinar for students on nuclear and medical imaging as part of the Chester Physics Student Seminar Series.

The Series, which is organised by students for students, invites experts to talk about a range of modern topics in physics and is supported by the Institute of Physics (IoP), the professional body of physicists in the UK via its Welsh branch. It is also supported by the IoP North Wales and Cheshire Centre and the University’s Department of Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences.

Georgia, who graduated last year, received two job offers on her last day studying at the University and has taken a role as a MedTech researcher at Agxio, a biotech AI company that specialises in life sciences and agricultural science alongside studying for her Master’s.

She said that organising the webinar which was delivered by Dr Dimitra Darambara, Leader of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging group at the Institute of Cancer Research, opened up a new area of Physics that she had not considered exploring before.

During her studies at Chester, Georgia also took part in two work placements enabling her to gain experience related to medical Physics.

She said: “In my first two years at Chester, I was also fortunate enough to partake in placements for several weeks. Both were medical related, with one looking at design solutions for mammography and the other looking at bacteria control on surfaces.

“My time at Chester has really been a great stepping stone and propelled me forward into lots of different opportunities that I never even knew existed when I first started university.

“I hope to go on to work within the NHS full time in nuclear medicine, and without the support from my tutors and careers department at Chester throughout my BSc degree it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos, Programme Leader in BSc Physics at the University of Chester, said: “We are really pleased that Georgia has secured employment in an area of Physics that she may not had considered had it not been for the extra-curricular activities and placements we offer here at Chester.

“We wish Georgia all the best in her future endeavours and hope that her career in medical radiation physics goes from strength-to-strength!”

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