Nyrie stiffle


Current position: Diagnostic radiographer

Years qualified: 9 years

Research areas of interest: Mri, neonatal dose reduction

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

Why did you decide to get involved in research? To improve our current practice and better patient outcomes

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? A small study that was done in a similar practice where I could see we could benefit from an improvement in practice

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? (e.g. data collection, planning, supportive care/clinical research) Study planning and design, data collection and analysis, testing of exposures and equipment

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Chance to improve practice and develop new skills within myself

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Time, knowledge and help and support from others

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? Seek like minded individuals and involve others to help improve your study design and questions to be answered etc