I qualified with an MSc as a diagnostic radiographer back in 2010 and have worked clinically in a variety of different trusts and departments across the UK, mainly in general X-ray but also specialising in computed tomography (CT) and angiography.
I have worked in a number of major trauma centres both in Yorkshire and in London as well as partaking in a locum radiographer role allowing me to work in Scotland for a short time. I am currently a member of the Society of radiographers and have previously gained qualification as a union representative.
I joined Sheffield Hallam as a lecturer in December 2016 for a 9 month secondment for two days a week. This opportunity enabled me to combine the teaching and education still with my clinical duties as a general radiographer. I then became a permanent part time member of staff in Jan 2018 teaching and module leading on both the undergraduate and postgraduate imaging courses.
During this time I have gained fellowship in the higher education academy (FHEA) by successfully completing a PgCert in teaching and learning in higher education. I am one of two of our admissions tutors and act as a visiting lecturer to our hospital placement sites acting as a link between clinical placement and university.
I have keen research interests in the communication of public health promotion within radiography.