Professor McKay has been recognised for his work by winning the prestigious Rohan Williams Travelling Professorship Award from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) of the United Kingdom (UK).
“The competitive process involved submitting a Curriculum Vitae and topics on which lectures could be presented during a four week visit to the UK in September 2015,” said Prof McKay.
The prize includes two return business class airfares with spouse and involves presenting lectures and tutorials at major Oncology Centres, as well as an Address at the RCR Annual Scientific Meeting.“Four shortlisted candidates were put forward to the Royal College of Radiologists and I was selected,” said Prof McKay.
“The objective of the prize is to foster relations between the RCR and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists,” Prof McKay said.
Since the Professorship commenced in 1977 there have been five Australians awarded a Professorship and Dr McKay is the first Radiation Oncologist.
Dr McKay has also reached another milestone in his career having published over 100 scientific papers.