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Professor Julie Nightingale PFHEA; PhD; MSc; DCR-R

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging Education; Head of Research for the Dept of Allied Health Professions


Summary

I am a diagnostic radiographer by background and following 7 years in clinical practice I have spent most of my career in academic leadership roles in both teaching and research.  Since joining SHU in 2017 I have focused on research, leading a range of funded projects and supporting the development of research capability and capacity within the Department of Allied Health Professions.    

 

About

I hold the post of Professor of Diagnostic Imaging Education, joining Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 following a previous position as Professor and Director of Radiography at the University of Salford.  I am a diagnostic radiographer with professional interests in developing the healthcare and radiography workforce, advanced and consultant practice and gastrointestinal imaging. I have developed several postgraduate programmes and study events for GI radiographers, and currently lead the Research Internship programme for nurses and AHPs across the North of England for Health Education England (North). I have contributed to a range of professional publications and research articles, and have delivered invited presentations both internationally and nationally. I have also edited and contributed to several textbooks including: Videofluoroscopy: A multi-disciplinary team approach (Newman and Nightingale), and Gastrointestinal Tract Imaging: An evidence based practice guide (Nightingale and Law).
 
In 2015 I was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, awarded for strategic leadership at both institutional and national level to encourage innovations in education. Since 2014 I have been the Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed journal Radiography, and regularly represent the journal at national and international conferences. In 2021 I was awarded the College of Radiographers 'Silver Medal' for outstanding leadership of the journal.
 
I am passionate about qualitative and mixed methods research and supporting the development of research capability and capacity in health and social care professionals. My current research activity bridges both professional education and practice, with current projects including scoping videofluoroscopy practice, evaluating clinical placement experience, charting the implementation of degree apprenticeships and radiography widening participation and retention.

 

Teaching

I have contributed to a range of education focused projects, including:

Nightingale J, Shute E, Precht H. Introduction to Clinical Audit for Radiographers. Section in Information and Support for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists for Covid-19 and Chest X-ray. International Society for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. https://www.elearning.isrrt.org

Nightingale J. Image Interpretation Project. E-Learning for Healthcare / HEE / SCoR. Module Editor for 16 Gastro-intestinal and Genito-Urinary Image Interpretation sessions. https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk

CT Colonography Radiographer Education Development group, in conjunction with Society and College of Radiographers and Public Health England. Best Practice Guidelines and resources, endorsed by SCoR. https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/national-best-practice-guidelines-ct-colonography-service 2018. 

The Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers. Team working in Clinical Imaging. 2012. London: The Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, September 2012. ISBN 978-1-905034-58-1 Ref No. BFCR(12)9 (Contributor)

Sevens T, Nightingale J, Ali N. Degree apprenticeships for the Radiography profession; are clinical departments ready? Radiography 2021, accepted for publication.

Nightingale J, Parkin J, Nelson P, Masterson-Ng S, Labinjo T, Amoakoh D, Lomas D, Brewster J, Salih I, Harrop D. Surviving not thriving: A qualitative exploration of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student experiences of health and social care practice placements. BMC Medical Education. Under review.

Sevens T, Nightingale J. Trailblazers: Stakeholder motivations for developing degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession. Radiography 2020;26(1):15-21 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.10.006

Knapp K, Wright C, Clarke H, McAnulla S, Nightingale JM. The academic radiography workforce: Age profile, succession planning and academic development. Radiography 2017; 23(4):S48-S52. 

 

 

Research

My research activity is broadly within the theme of healthcare workforce development and transformation. While some projects are focused within my specialist field of Diagnostic Radiography and specifically videofluoroscopy of swallowing, I also work across health care with recent projects including children's nursing, therapeutic radiography and multi-professional health care.
Topics of interest include diversity in healthcare education and workforce, practitioner behaviours and competences, advanced, specialist and consultant practice, the role of assistant practitioners and support workers and degree apprenticeships. My expertise lies in qualitative and mixed methodologies and writing for publication. I have been Principal Investigator (or co-PI) on several recent projects including:

• Society and College of Radiographers, Delphi Study to inform the Education and Career Framework (2020-2021)
• Health Education England Strategic Support Fund 2019-20, Implementing Diagnostic Radiography Degree Apprenticeships (2020-21)
• Office for Students SIHED Challenge Fund Round 2, Informing Career Choices (2019-2021)
• Health Education England, National Research Internships Progression Evaluation (2019-19)
• Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's Charity. Impact of specialist paediatric nurses (2018-2021)
• Health Education England / SCoR, Retention in Radiography (2019-2020)
• Office for Students SIHED Challenge Fund Round 1, Male student engagement with Radiotherapy as a career - (2018-2019)

 

Research Internships Progression Evaluation: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/27477/2/Nightingale%20-RoleAlliedHealthProfessionals%28VoR%29.pdf 

Podcast: Barriers to Male Student Recruitment into Therapeutic Radiography. Council of Deans of Health website.  https://www.councilofdeans.org.uk/2021/07/codhcast-sihed-challenge-fund-projects-sheffield-hallam-university/ 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julie-Nightingale-2 

Retention of Radiographers in the NHS: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/27928/ 

 

Publications

Journal articles

Sevens, T., Nightingale, J., & Ali, N. (2021). Degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession; are clinical departments ready? Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2021.08.001

Nightingale, J., Burton, M., Appleyard, R., Sevens, T., & Campbell, S. (2021). Retention of radiographers: A qualitative exploration of factors influencing decisions to leave or remain within the NHS. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.12.008

Boaden, E., Nightingale, J., Hives, L., Bradbury, C., Benfield, J., Patel, T., & Georgiou, R. (2020). Current videofluoroscopy practice in the United Kingdom: A survey of imaging professionals. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.11.004

Nightingale, J., Fowler-Davis, S., Grafton, K., Kelly, S., Langham, C., Lewis, R., ... Harrop, D. (2020). The role of Allied Health Professions and Nursing Research Internships in developing a research culture: a mixed-methods exploration of stakeholder perspectives. Health Research Policy and Systems, 18 (1), 122. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-00638-1

Haber, M., Drake, A., & Nightingale, J. (2020). Is there an advantage to using computer aided detection for the early detection of pulmonary nodules within chest X-Ray imaging? Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.01.002

Boaden, E., Nightingale, J., Bradbury, C., Hives, L., & Georgiou, R. (2019). Clinical practice guidelines for videofluoroscopic swallowing studies: a systematic review. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.10.011

Sevens, T., & Nightingale, J. (2019). Trailblazers: Stakeholder motivations for developing degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.10.006

Nightingale, J. (2019). Editors' choice paper (Volume 24, 2018). Radiography, 25 (3), 189. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.05.006

Sevens, T.J., Mitchell, P., Reeves, P.J., & Nightingale, J. (2019). Sonography culture and protectionism. Response to Letters to Editor by Wolstenhulme and Daulby. Radiography, 25 (3), 277. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.05.004

Mitchell, P., Nightingale, J., & Reeves, P. (2019). Competence to capability: An integrated career framework for sonographers. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.05.008

Mitchell, P., & Nightingale, J. (2019). Sonography culture: Power and protectionism. Radiography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.02.004

Nightingale, J., Mcnamara, J., & Posnett, J. (2019). Challenges in recruitment and retention: Securing the therapeutic radiography workforce of the future. Radiography, 25 (1), 1-3. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.12.006

Nightingale, J., Hardy, M., & Snaith, B. (2018). Embedding consultant radiographer roles within radiology departments: a framework for success. Radiography, 24 (4), 289-297. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.06.007

Nightingale, J. (2018). Thinking differently about specialist imaging education. Radiography, 23 (3), 179-180. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.06.003

Nightingale, J. (2018). Editors’ choice paper (Volume 23, 2017). Radiography, 24 (2), 95. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.03.004

Nightingale, J. (2018). Spotlight on the 'humble' chest x-ray. Radiography, 24 (1), 1-2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.12.007

Nightingale, J. (2017). Celebrating Marie Curie and Röntgen – The pioneers of our professions. Radiography, 23 (4), 271-272. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.09.003

Knapp, K.M., Wright, C., Clarke, H., McAnulla, S.J., & Nightingale, J. (2017). The academic radiography workforce: Age profile, succession planning and academic development. Radiography, 23 (Supp 1), S48-S52. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.012

Nightingale, J. (2017). Spreading our radiography message [editorial]. Radiography, 23 (2), 85. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.009

Currie, G., Woznitza, N., Bolderston, A., Westerink, A., Watson, J., Beardmore, C., ... Nightingale, J. (2017). Twitter Journal Club in Medical Radiation Science. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48 (1), 83-89. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2016.09.001

Lawal, O., Murphy, F., Hogg, P., & Nightingale, J. (2017). Health behavioural theories and their application to women's participation in mammography screening. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48 (2), 122-127. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2016.12.002

Nightingale, J. (2017). Review of Radiography in 2016 (Volume 22). Radiography, 23 (1), 1-2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.12.008

Nightingale, J., & McNulty, J. (2016). Advanced practice : maximising the potential of the modern radiographer workforce. HealthManagement, 16 (3). https://healthmanagement.org/c/healthmanagement/issuearticle/advanced-practice

Kulshrestha, R.K., Vinjamuri, S., England, A., Nightingale, J., & Hogg, P. (2016). The role of 18F-Sodium Fluoride PET/CT bone scans in the diagnosis of metastatic bone disease from breast and prostate cancer. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 44 (4), 217-222. http://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.116.176859

Nightingale, J., & Snaith, B. (2016). A tribute to a patient safety pioneer – Mr Robert L. Law. Radiography, 22 (Supp 1), S1-S2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.10.008

Nightingale, J. (2016). Establishing a radiography research culture – Are we making progress? Radiography, 22 (4), 265-266. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.09.002

Nightingale, J., Murphy, F., Eaton, C., & Borgen, R. (2016). A qualitative analysis of staff-client interactions within a breast cancer assessment clinic. Radiography, 23 (1), 38-47. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.08.004

Coward, J., Nightingale, J., & Hogg, P. (2016). The clinical dilemma of incidental findings on the low-resolution CT images from SPECT/CT MPI studies. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 44 (3), 167-172. http://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.116.174557

Nightingale, J. (2016). Radiography education funding – Crisis or opportunity? Radiography, 22 (2), 105-106. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.03.003

Nightingale, J. (2016). Radiography research - Embedding a European perspective. Radiography, 22 (1), 1-2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.004

Nightingale, J., Murphy, F.J., Robinson, L., Newton-Hughes, A., & Hogg, P. (2015). Breast compression – An exploration of problem solving and decision-making in mammography. Radiography, 21 (4), 364-369. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.11.004

Lawal, O., Murphy, F.J., Hogg, P., Irurhe, N., & Nightingale, J. (2015). Mammography screening in Nigeria – a critical comparison to other countries. Radiography, 21 (4), 348-351. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.03.015

Nightingale, J. (2015). Editorial – Systematic reviews in radiography. Radiography, 21 (3), 213. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.06.004

Nightingale, J. (2015). Radiography research as a global community. Radiography, 21 (2), 108-109. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.03.006

Murphy, F., Nightingale, J., Hogg, P., Robinson, L., Seddon, D., & Mackay, S. (2015). Compression force behaviours: An exploration of the beliefs and values influencing the application of breast compression during screening mammography. Radiography, 21 (1), 30-35. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.009

Nightingale, J., Borgen, R., Porter-Bennett, L., & Szczepura, K. (2015). An audit to investigate the impact of false positive breast screening results and diagnostic work-up on re-engagement with subsequent routine screening. Radiography, 21 (1), 7-10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.005

Nightingale, J. (2015). Investing in our reviewers. Radiography, 21 (1), 1-2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.12.008

Hardy, M., & Nightingale, J. (2014). Paper 2: Conceptualizing the transition from advanced to consultant practitioner: role clarity, self-perception, and adjustment. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 45 (4), 365-372. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2014.09.008

Hardy, M., & Nightingale, J. (2014). Paper 1: Conceptualizing the transition from advanced to consultant practitioner: career promotion or significant life event? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 45 (4), 356-364. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2014.09.007

Nightingale, J., & Beardmore, C. (2014). Lettre à la Rédactrice en Chef. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 45 (3), 198-199. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2014.07.010

Nightingale, J. (2014). Putting patients first. Radiography, 20 (3), 177. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.06.005

Nightingale, J. (2014). A time of transition. Radiography, 20 (2), 93. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.03.004

Nightingale, J.M., & Beardmore, C. (2014). Letter to the editor. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 45 (3), 196-197. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2014.07.011

Nightingale, J.M., & Marshall, G. (2013). Reprint of "Citation analysis as a measure of article quality, journal influence and individual researcher performance". Nurse Education in Practice, 13 (5), 429-436. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2013.02.005

Shirley, L., & Nightingale, J.M. (2013). Establishing the role of CT colonography within the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Radiography, 19 (3), 246-250. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2013.03.003

Meertens, R., Brealey, S., Nightingale, J., & McCoubrie, P. (2013). Diagnostic accuracy of radiographer reporting of computed tomography colonography examinations: A systematic review. Clinical Radiology, 68 (4). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2012.11.005

Nightingale, J.M., & Marshall, G. (2012). Citation analysis as a measure of article quality, journal influence and individual researcher performance. Radiography, 18 (2), 60-67. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.044

Nightingale, J.M., Murphy, F.J., & Blakeley, C. (2012). 'I thought it was just an x-ray': A qualitative investigation of patient experiences in cardiac SPECT-CT imaging. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 33 (3), 246-254. http://doi.org/10.1097/MNM.0b013e32834f90c6

Newman, R.D., & Nightingale, J. (2011). Improving patient access to videofluoroscopy services: Role of the practitioner-led clinic. Radiography, 17 (4), 280-283. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2011.04.005

Judson, E.E., & Nightingale, J.M. (2009). An evaluation of radiographer performed and interpreted barium swallows and meals. Clinical Radiology, 64 (8), 807-814. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2009.04.008

Nightingale, J., & Mackay, S. (2009). An analysis of changes in practice introduced during an educational programme for practitioner-led swallowing investigations. Radiography, 15 (1), 63-69. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2007.10.001

Kelly, J., Piper, K., & Nightingale, J. (2008). Factors influencing the development and implementation of advanced and consultant radiographer practice - A review of the literature. Radiography, 14 (SUPPL. 1). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2008.11.002

Nightingale, J. (2008). Developing protocols for advanced and consultant practice. Radiography, 14 (SUPPL. 1). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2008.04.001

Scarles, E., & Nightingale, J. (2008). Colorectal carcinoma in a patient with prior breast cancer: Is there a causal link? Radiography, 14 (1), 2-7. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2006.08.002

Nightingale, J., & Hogg, P. (2007). The role of the GI radiographer: a United Kingdom perspective. Radiologic technology, 78 (4), 284-290.

Krovak, B., & Nightingale, J. (2007). Radiation protection of female patients of reproductive capacity: A survey of policy and practice in Norway. Radiography, 13 (1), 35-43. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2005.10.003

Eaton, C., Hughes, N., & Nightingale, J. (2004). Web watch: Radiographer Reporting ".Com" (http://www.radiographersreporting.com). Radiography, 10 (1), 75-78. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2003.12.004

Owen, A., Hogg, P., & Nightingale, J. (2004). A critical analysis of a locally agreed protocol for clinical practice. Radiography, 10 (2), 139-144. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2004.02.007

Nightingale, J., & Hogg, P. (2003). The gastrointestinal advanced practitioner: An emerging role for the modern radiology service. Radiography, 9 (2), 151-160. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1078-8174(03)00038-5

Nightingale, J., & Hogg, P. (2003). Clinical practice at an advanced level: An introduction. Radiography, 9 (1), 77-83. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1078-8174(03)00005-1

Conference papers

Nightingale, J., Appleyard, R., Mcnamara, J., Posnett, J., & Stone, J. (2020). Understanding male student perspectives on therapeutic radiography as a career choice. Radiography, 26, S2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.11.009

Sevens, T., & Nightingale, J. (2019). Trailblazers: Stakeholder motivations for developing degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession. In UKIO 2019, Liverpool, UK, 10 June 2019 - 12 June 2019.

Nightingale, J., & Sevens, T. (2019). Degree apprenticeships: a new educational model for radiography in the United Kingdom. In European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, Austria Center, Vienna, 27 February 2019 - 3 March 2019. EPOS: http://doi.org/10.26044/ecr2019/C-2935

Nightingale, J., & Sevens, T. (2019). Degree apprenticeships: a new educational model for radiography in the United Kingdom. In ECR - European Congress of Radiology 2019, Vienna, Austria, 27 February 2019 - 3 March 2019. https://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2019/index.php?p=recorddetail&rid=8e239964-8f12-4bb5-a2e0-f14de0e2c4c7&t=browseposters

Currie, G., Woznitza, N., Bolderston, A., Westerink, A., Watson, J., Beardmore, C., ... Nightingale, J. (2016). The Twitter journal club for Medical Radiation Professionals (#medradjclub): CPD/CE for the 21st century. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 57.

Currie, G., Woznitza, N., Bolderston, A., Westerink, A., Watson, J., Beardmore, C., ... Nightingale, J. (2016). Bloom's Taxonomy of Twitter: Higher Order Thinking and the Twitter Journal Club. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 57.

Book chapters

Nightingale, J., Murphy, F.J., & Borgen, R.M. (2015). Client-practitioner interactions within breast care services. In Hogg, P., Kelly, J., & Mercer, C. (Eds.) Digital Mammography. (pp. 97-104). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04831-4_12

Nightingale, J. (2008). Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Skeletal System. In Interpreting Trauma Radiographs. (pp. 63-105). http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470776384.ch6

Books

McConnell, J., Eyres, R., & Nightingale, J. (2008). Interpreting Trauma Radiographs. http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470776384

Mcconnell, J., & Nightingale, J. (2008). Introduction. http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470776384.ch1

Reports

Nightingale, J. (2021). An independent evaluation of the role, impact amd contribution of the specialist children's nurses jointly appointed by RDMCC and the NHS.

Internet Publications

Nightingale, J. (2019). Study delves into work of Charity’s underdog specialist nurses. https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/research-and-innovation/study-delves-into-work-of-charitys-underdog-specialist-nurses-22-11-2019/

Posters

Sevens, T., Nightingale, J., & Ali, N. (2021). Degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession; are clinical departments ready?

Other activities

- Editor-in-Chief Radiography Journal, Elsevier / Society and College of Radiographers, 2014 - 2021

- Assessor for SCoR Accreditation and Assessment Board

- International representative for Irish grants panel (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) - allocation of 5.7 Million Euros in 2019-20

- Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists, Delivery of Videofluoroscopy programmes annually since 2006

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising four students in the areas of simulation, cancer survivorship, healthcare leadership and continuing competency assessments. 

 

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