Trustees - 2014Mrs Elizabeth Beckmann - Chair
Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc*
Dr Paul Humphries*
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Dr Fiona Mellor*
Mr Andy Rogers*
Professor Stephen Keevil*
Mr Gerald Rosen
Mr Jonathan Ticehurst
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The Radiological Research Trust Founder
Professor George du BoulayProfessor Edward Philip George Houssemayne du Boulay was one of Britain’s leading neuroradiologists, and a world famous veterinary radiologist. He retired as Director of the Lysholm Radiological Department at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London in 1985 and died on 25 March 2009.
He was born on 28 January 1922 in the Swiss Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt. He qualified in medicine in 1945 studying Radiology first at the Middlesex Hospital and then at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. While training, he published his first research paper. He specialised in Neuroradiology at the Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, Wimbledon, while there becoming a Fellow of the Faculty (now the Royal College) of Radiologists.
In 1954 George du Boulay was appointed consultant radiologist at the Maida Vale site of the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. His zoological interest led to him becoming Radiological Advisor to the Nuffield Institute of Comparative Medicine, effectively head of the Radiology Department at London Zoo. In 1968 he moved from Maida Vale to the National Hospital, Queen Square. In 1975 he became Director of the department and in 1976 was awarded a personal Chair in Neuroradiology (the first in Britain). He received the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology in 1968 and became President of the Institute in 1976.
He was made a Companion of the Order of the British Empire in 1985.
He worked with colleagues from many countries and many different disciplines – radiographers, surgeons, neurologists, physiologists, physicists, computer experts - and actively encouraged his juniors to engage in long-term, worthwhile research, and was a pioneer in the application of any new technique.