Tony Smith



Tony Smith



Profession: Radiographer

Current position: Deputy Director, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Years qualified: 35 years

What are your areas of interest in research?

Rural health; Interprofessional education and collaborative practice; Advanced clinical practice; Image interpretation

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

Research qualifications: PhD; MSc

What is your greatest research achievement? PhD completion

Why did you decide to get involved in research? Part of my job

Hard work

How did you find a mentor/supervisor?
Through Uni network

What was/is your supervisor/mentor’s best advice? Don’t stop until the job’s done.

What do you enjoy most about being involved in these research activities? The challenge

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Competitors and detractors

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? Maintain your momentum

Is there any other information you wish to share with the network? I enjoy collaborating

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