Abigail Collings


Current position: Plain film and CT

Years qualified: 3.5 years

Research areas of interest: C spine, CT, improving imaging

Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Novice

Why did you decide to get involved in research? I did some as part of my degree and enjoyed it. I think it’s important to enable the improvement of practice.

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? My tutor

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? Primary study into trump c- spine imaging using data collection

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Collecting and looking at the data trying to make sense of it

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? My knowledge of how to test the data using statistics

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before?
To pick a topic that interests you and will actually help improve practice