Dr Giles Maskell is a consultant radiologist based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro where he has worked since 1991. His main clinical interests include the imaging of cancer.
From 2013 to 2016 he was President of the Royal College of Radiologists. He has lectured widely and written extensively on aspects of radiological practice. He has a particular interest in radiological error – the perceptual, cognitive and cultural reasons behind it and strategies for preventing or reducing it – and in the development and maintenance of a healthy culture in teams.
He is an advisor on radiology to Cancer Research UK and co-author of the Getting it Right First Time radiology national report. During the first wave of Covid-19 he deputised for the National Clinical Director for imaging, providing clinical input to the NHSE/I imaging cell on the initial response and subsequent recovery of diagnostic services.