Bigboy Tendai Rakata


Bigboy Tendai Rakata


Current position: Lecturer

Years qualified: 10

Research areas of interest: Radiation protection, breast imaging, paediatric imaging, radiography practice

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

Why did you decide to get involved in research?: For the advancement of the profession and building an evidence base to inform practices

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? My mentor Dr G Azangwe

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? (e.g. data collection, planning, supportive care/clinical research): Data collection for a national survey. Clinical research in TB and HIV. Student research supervision

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Data analysis and literature review discovery of what others are doing

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Lack of research equipment needed for some ideas. Lack of a PhD qualification

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? Try it and you will not want to stop