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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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