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Pauline Mitchell

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Pauline is the course leader for the Part-time MSc Medical Ultrasound programme as well as being the Team Leader for Diagnostic Imaging. Pauline joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 in a dual role across both Diagnostic Radiography and Ultrasound. Pauline has undertaken academic research into the use of Professional Portfolios and her current Doctoral study is exploring clinical competencies within ultrasound that will define the band 5 and 6 clinical roles.

About

Pauline is the course leader for the Part-time MSc Medical Ultrasound programme as well as being the Team Leader for Diagnostic Imaging. Pauline joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 in a dual role across both Diagnostic Radiography and Ultrasound. Pauline has undertaken academic research into the use of Professional Portfolios and her current Doctoral study is exploring clinical competencies within ultrasound that will define the band 5 and 6 clinical roles.

Pauline is a Diagnostic Radiographer by professional background who has specialised in Medical Ultrasound. Pauline's clinical areas of expertise are General Medical, gynaecological, obstetric and small part ultrasound scanning. Pauline is still clinically active maintaining her clinical skills to ensure currency and validity when designing and delivering the curriculum. Pauline is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As part of Pauline's team leader role she often works across college, deputising for the programme lead and being involved in focussed groups.

Pauline has been an external examiner at London South Bank University reviewing AHP post registration provision.

Pauline has developed her research skills since being an academic at Sheffield Hallam University both uniprofessionally and interprofessionally working with the Sports and Exercise Research team on a clinical feasibility study as well as working towards her current Doctoral award.

Specialist areas of interest

Medical Ultrasound
Curriculum design
Leadership and professionalism
Professional Portfolios

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

Diagnostic Imaging

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

MSc Medical Ultrasound

Research

Doctoral study: "An Exploration of band 5 and band 6 sonographer clinical competencies that define the clinical role"

Electronic portfolios within Health courses 2009
Project team: Pauline Mitchell and Dr Mark Pettigrew
OVERVIEW: an study of how electronic portfolios are used and engaged with in undergraduate health care courses.

Exercise therapy for AAA - 2012
Project team: Roshan Gunasekera, James Moss, Helen Crank, Pauline Mitchell, Dr Shah Nawaz and Dr Garry Tew
OVERVIEW: To determine whether exercise has a positive effect on the management of AAA under 5cm in diameter.

The role of Plain Imaging and CT in the Diagnosis & Management of C.Spine Trauma. 2014
Project team: Abigail Collins (student), Dr Chris Wright and Pauline Mitchell
OVERVIEW: An review of current clinical practice regarding the imaging of acute cervical spine trauma

Exploration of undergraduate medical ultrasound education 2015
Project team: Pauline Mitchell, Trudy Sevens, James Harcus
OVERVIEW: A scoping exercise involving a range of external partners to explore the justification for developing an undergraduate - direct entry programme for medical ultrasound

Sonographer Workforce Planning 2014-15
Project Team: HEEM
OVERVIEW: To explore the issues with the current workforce deficit and the way forward to address the current situation

The development of a clinical competence framework for Band 5 and 6 sonographers that defines the clinical Role
Exercise therapy for AAA disease: A feasibility study 2012
Masters dissertation - Title - The Role of the electronic PDP's in AHP undergraduate Education 2009
An evaluation of imaging standards against Department protocols. 2004
Research/audit: Radiographer's uptake of CPD and documentation for PDP. 2003
Audit - Information giving in Ultrasound who does the Patient want to undertake this role? 2002
Ultrasound led screening service for AAA. 2001
Mammography: 2 views versus 1 for screening Asymptomatic Patients. 1995

Publications

Journal articles

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

Gunasekera, R.C., Moss, J., Crank, H., Mitchell, P.A., Nawaz, S., & Tew, G.A. (2014). Patient recruitment and experiences in a randomised trial of supervised exercise training for individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 32 (1), 4-9. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2013.05.002

Tew, G., Moss, J., Crank, H., Mitchell, P.A., & Nawaz, S. (2012). Endurance exercise training in patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysm : a randomised controlled pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (12), 2148-2153. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2012.07.012

Book chapters

Mitchell, P., & Brown, N. (2013). Ultrasound. In Ramlaul, A., & Vosper, M. (Eds.) Patient Centred Care in Medical imaging and Radiotherapy. (pp. 183-189). London: Churchill Livingstone

Theses / Dissertations

Mitchell, P. (2018). Sonography culture : attitudes and opinions towards the introduction of the graduate sonographer. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reeves, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00074

Posters

Collings, A., Wright, C., & Mitchell, P. (2015). Cervical spine trauma imaging: is an additional swimmersprojection of the cervico-thoracic junction justified? Presented at: UKRC Conference, Liverpool, 2015

Mitchell, P., Maynard, I., & Reeves, P. (n.d.). Ultrasound Career Structure and Education : a Time for Change. Presented at: UKRC Conference, Liverpool, 2016

Newstead, K., & Mitchell, P. (n.d.). Trait Emotional Intelligence of student sonographers : is it learnt or inherent? Presented at: UKRC Conference, Liverpool, 2016

Other activities

External examiner London South Bank university 2009-2013

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