Breaking through the glass ceiling – Mrs Claire Borrelli, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

Claire Borrelli is Chair of the Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee. She qualified as a radiographer in 1984 and started her mammography career at St George’s Breast Screening Unit in 1991. As deputy superintendent radiographer and clinical lead, she went on to train as an advanced practitioner and maintained her role as a clinical instructor. In 2002, Claire took on the role of head of education and clinical training in mammography at St George’s National Breast Screening Training Centre in South West London. She is currently an independent advisor for the private sector and an Editor of Elsevier European Journal of Radiography (specialty mammography). Claire has been an external examiner for two universities and a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for early breast cancer. She is also a member of the NHS Breast Screening Programme Quality Assurance Advisory Group for Mammography and a member of the National Trainers Forum.

Breaking through the glass ceiling – Ms Sue Johnson, SCoR

This talk will enable delegates to:
• Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the national work on career progression for the radiographic support workforce.
• Explore how national work relates to mammography and breast screening.
• Appraise the barriers and opportunities that impact on career development for the mammography support workforce.
• Recognise how and where they can influence career development opportunities and education models.

Sue Johnson works as a professional officer in clinical imaging at the Society and College of Radiographers. Amongst other responsibilities, Sue leads on the SCoR work for breast imaging and also leads the work on the assistant practitioner workforce across radiography. She works closely at the national level with government agencies and breast services supporting the development of professional guidance and assurance of quality services. Sue is a diagnostic radiographer with over 30 years’ experience. Before this role, she was a Clinical Imaging Manager with responsibility for the Breast Unit. Sue is an enthusiastic supporter of radiographers’ professional development and has a long association with the Society and College of Radiographers.