Tributes paid to Katharine Walker

Katharine Walker, the head of radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s, has been named as one of the fatalities in the helicopter accident in New Zealand on Saturday. Kath had worked at Addenbrooke’s for more than 20 years. Colleagues and the many people in the profession who knew Kath posted tributes on Twitter over the weekend. Charlotte Beardmore, the SCoR director of professional policy, added: “I have known Kath all my working career, our paths have crossed on so many occasions. She has been an inspiration to me and to colleagues within the team at the Society and College.”

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One Response to “Tributes paid to Katharine Walker”

  1. Peter Zarko-Flynn

    I write on behalf of the members of the NCRI Consumer Forum to express our sorrow at the loss of Katharine Walker. Her reputation as a patient-focussed clinician was widespread and well-deserved. Down the years many of we patients and carers had had the opportunity to work with her on various projects or even simply to meet her at meetings, and she was unfailingly friendly, understanding and positive.

    Her loss will be hard to bear, but she leaves a legacy of drive and achievement that we feel sure will be continued and developed.

    Our thoughts are with her family, with her friends and colleagues, and also with all the patients and their families who have benefited from her work and her contributions.

    Richard Stephens,
    NCRI Consumer Lead,
    Chair, NCRI Consumer Forum