Here at Worldwide Radiology, we are committed to investing our expertise and resources to improve access to quality health care for all.
Since 2017, we have been steadily growing from a small group of founding UK radiologists with experience of working in limited resource radiology settings to an international team of around 35 long-term volunteers.
We are a team from a range of imaging professions and other medical specialities, including from within our partner countries and their diaspora. We have been working mainly with partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, but welcome collaborations from across the world, breaking down barriers and advocating together for imaging for all.
Medical imaging has revolutionised the practice of medicine for those who can access and afford it. However, the majority of patients in the world do not have access to even the most basic imaging tests. Even where such tests are available, a shortage of skilled trained staff means that the tests cannot be interpreted and therefore cannot accurately inform diagnosis and patient management.
We support the development of appropriate, high quality imaging services in low and middle income countries; from central teaching hospitals to remote district clinics. We train and work together with healthcare staff to build the necessary skills and capacity to improve patient care and we aim to increase opportunities for imaging research focused on local or national healthcare priorities.
We operate with professional, organisational and personal integrity, to ensure honesty, transparency, accountability and respect for the rights and values of our beneficiaries and volunteers alike.
Our programmes are realistic, achievable and address priority needs.
Sustainable delivery is a priority. In terms of resources as well as long-term empowerment of local healthcare providers.
Programmes are appropriate to local community needs.
We work with local providers and people in communities to achieve community-driven, sustainable programmes.
Meet the Team
Worldwide Radiology was founded by a team of UK imaging experts who are connected with and passionate about supporting their colleagues working in low resource settings. Together, we are building a global network of healthcare professionals, collaborating to make sure healthcare is accessible for all.
Dr Elizabeth Joekes
Director, Consultant Radiologist and Co-Founder
Building on her tenure as Head of the department for radiology at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana, Liz has devoted the last 15 years to the field of Global Health Radiology and the particular challenges of service delivery to resource constrained settings. She is a Clinical Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Radiologist in Liverpool and honorary clinical research Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Liz has dedicated much of her professional life to encouraging and promoting participation in this important field of work. This has inspired her to co-found Worldwide Radiology, a registered charity and a platform for wider engagement of the UK Radiology community with Global Health Radiology.
Co-Founder and Chair of Trustees
Dan has 25 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry. He has led teams investing in both public and private equity, principally in the Technology and Growth sectors. His most recent position was a Technology lead for the Abu Dhabi Global Innovation Fund. Dan has a keen interest in early-stage Technology Investing and is an active Angel investor. He currently sits on the Newable LTD Angel Scale-Up Fund Investment committee. In combination with his work in the private sector, Dan provides advice and mentoring to the third sector and social enterprise sector. He is currently engaged in several strategic projects with the third sector where he acts as both advisor and Trustee. Dan holds an Honours degree in Engineering from Bath University, an MBA from Imperial College and a Masters in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.
Paul has extensive experience within teleradiology having worked in both Commercial and Operational roles for a range of teleradiology companies from start-up to Plc. During his early career, he cut his teeth in specialist life science and healthcare consultancy, working in partnership with companies such as Siemens, GE and Roche Diagnostics. Paul runs his own consultancy business and has since consulted on projects within MedTech, teleradiology, AI and remote reporting for both the NHS and the private healthcare sector. He joined Worldwide Radiology officially in October 2020 as a volunteer and Trustee supporting on strategy, marketing and social media and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the radiology sector.
Reena has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist for five years in the NHS, alongside which, she has pursued a specialist interest in Global Health. Following completion of her fellowship in Oxford and a short voluntary position as a radiologist in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, she was inspired to combine radiology skills with neuroinfectious disease work and over time has developed a much broader global health interest. She has been involved with teaching at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, participated in research projects in Sierra Leone and Malawi and has more recently commenced an MSc in Global Health Policy with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her driving aims are to improve safety, equity and quality of diagnostic imaging particularly in low- and middle-income countries settings.
After medical training, Graham transferred into radiology at The Royal Free hospital but also trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital with a particular interest in GI and hepatobiliary imaging including involvement in a wide range of MDMs. Graham was involved in hospital management from 2001-2017 in a wide range of roles – including “Chief’ of a large Division. He also was involved in large scale projects within the Trust and across the local health economy eg as SRO of a large multi-trust IT project. Throughout this Graham has continued to be active in teaching and education and hopes to use his imaging expertise and managerial experience for benefit in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC).
Paula brings many years of communications and fundraising expertise in international charities to the organisation. She has worked previously with WWR as a consultant and has made significant contributions to the organisation's operational efficiency, helping us focus our funding strategy and improve communications and branding. She really has been with us from the start! Now, alongside her new role as Head of Advancement Operations at Newcastle University, she is re-joining WWR as a trustee.
Dr Jim Connolly
Jim is a Consultant working in one of the UK’s busiest Major Trauma Centres and Emergency Departments. He is the current president of the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). he has been past chair of the EuSEM Ultrasound Section and RCEM Ultrasound group. He was amongst the first ED Physicians in the UK to adopt Point of Care Ultrasound running his first course in 2001 and has directed and taught on over 50 International Courses and currently directs EuSEM and UK RCEM US Courses.
Dr Rupert Friederichsen
Rupert joined WWR in May 2022 after having worked in the international educational non-profit organisation CISV International as Training and Quality Assurance Manager for a decade. Prior to that, Rupert taught Development Geography at Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan Universities and conducted research into rural development in Vietnam and Brazil. He holds a PhD and Msc degree from Hohenheim university, Germany. His main research interests are in participatory research, rural development, Southeast Asian uplands and majority/minority relations, and research in the context of educational non-profit organisations.
Rupert is passionate about learning for and in the context of sustainable development, building remote teams and elearning, and getting out on his bike with his family or on his own whenever there is time - and no rain.