CMFT research staff shortlisted in Royal College of Nursing photography competition
A photograph depicting research culture here at Central
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) has
made the shortlist in a prestigious competition celebrating the
centenary of the Royal College of
Clinical Photographer, Vanessa Lozano submitted the photo of Dr
Manju Luckson, Quality Lead at the Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
and R&I Divisional Research Manager, to the Care on Camera
The RCN is celebrating its 100th anniversary this
year and the photography contest is one of many projects planned to
commemorate the milestone.
The competition aims to create a photographic record of nursing
in the present day. There are two categories and the public get to
vote for their favourite image in the 'People's Choice' group.
Vanessa's photo of Dr Luckson has been selected by the RCN's
judging panel as one of 50 shortlisted finalists. The image will be
added to the RCN archive and will be part of a touring exhibition
that will be shared with organisations around the UK.
Vanessa said: "Dr Luckson really wanted
to illustrate how diverse the role of a nurse can be and how varied
her job is from what people typically associate with nursing. It
was a very interesting challenge to observe her at work and capture
images that communicate such diversity, which I am happy to have
achieved. We are both thrilled that the image has been shortlisted
in the final 50 images of the competition."
Dr Luckson added: "We wanted to exemplify the best and unique
images which explore and promote research by a nurse in a diverse
role. I hope that the shortlisted image will help people to
understand that nursing is not just confined to clinics and wards,
but comes in many different, exciting and challenging guises. This
opportunity has given me a great chance to advocate my role in
The winners will be announced at RCN Congress in Glasgow in
To view the shortlisted images, visit the