Congratulations to Vikki O’Loughlin, voted as Research Practitioner of the Year in this year’s Salford Royal Staff Awards. Vikki is team leader for the Hyper-acute Stroke Research Centre at Salford Royal and Senior Stroke Research Practitioner. She was praised as an outstanding member of the team who has opened the doors to so many patients to participate in vital stroke-related research. With her infectious enthusiasm and can-do attitude, she’s played a major role in establishing Salford Royal as the top recruiting site for stroke research in the country. She is pictured with Salford Royal’s Chairman Jim Potter and Chief Executive Sir David Dalton.
Vikki was selected from a very strong shortlist, which also included Consultant and Honorary Professor of Nephrology Phil Kalra and Research Assistant Susie Moschogianis. Phil’s colleagues applauded the way he provides a voice for both patients and staff within research. His positivity, enthusiasm and his patient engagement work, including looking at better ways to provide information to patients, are what colleagues believe set him apart. Susie was praised for her dedication and commitment, as well as the way she thinks outside the box to engage patients, academics and clinicians in dermatology research. She was the brains behind the recent successful Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out event.
There’s more about the Staff Awards here.