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Trudy Sevens

Principal Lecturer


Summary

Trudy is the Professional Lead for the Diagnostic Imaging team and the course leader for the full time Medical Ultrasound route.

She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of academia and business development. Her role involves management of a team of lecturers and providing a strategic leadership steer for the Diagnostic Imaging team and contributing to the wider department of Allied Health Professions and Faculty.

Trudy is currently studying for a Doctorate in Professional Studies exploring solutions for employability of a new sonographer graduate. 


About

Trudy is the Professional Lead for the Diagnostic Imaging team and the course leader for the full time Medical Ultrasound route.

She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of academia and business development. Her role involves management of a team of lecturers and providing a strategic leadership steer for the Diagnostic Imaging team and contributing to the wider department of Allied Health Professions and Faculty.

Trudy is currently studying for a Doctorate in Professional Studies exploring solutions for employability of a new sonographer graduate.

Trudy is a HCPC registered Diagnostic Radiographer. She specialised in Ultrasound with an interest in Obstetrics and early pregnancy and has experience of leading the diagnostic services in both of these areas. She has clinical competencies and expertise in a wide range of ultrasound including Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Fertility work, Abdominal and Cardiac ultrasound.

She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 as the MSc Medical Ultrasound course Leader and has led on multiple approvals and new course developments. She maintains her clinical currency by working as an autonomous clinical practitioner, reporting independently.

Trudy has experience of managing and leading diverse and multi professional academic teams as well as cross department working.

She is a member of the Heads of Radiography Education group, which is a national collective voice at the highest level of radiography education leadership making representation to relevant bodies and informing and contributing to policy

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Ultrasound
Professional development
Workforce development

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

MSc Medical Ultrasound part time 

PgD Medical Ultrasound full time 

Ultrasound short courses

Research

Member of the Heads of Radiography Education group - Is a national forum providing the opportunity to enhance relationships and partnerships across the member institutions in areas such as research, business development, consultancy, innovation, and enterprise. The group also is a collective voice at the highest level of radiography education leadership making representation to relevant bodies and to inform and contribute to policy.

Member of the Sonography Workforce and Education Development group (Health Education East Midlands) - contributing to identifying local short, mid and long term solutions to the Sonography workforce deficit.

Member of the Health Education England Diagnostic Imaging Sonography project group - a national forum to address the Sonography workforce deficit and propose new models of education and workforce.

Publications

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

Sevens, T., & Reeves, P. (2019). Professional protectionism; a barrier to employing a sonographer graduate? Radiography, 25 (1), 77-82. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.11.001

Sevens, T. (2018). Do sonographers have a professional identity? Imaging and Therapy Practice. https://www.sor.org/learning/library-publication/imaging-therapy-practice

Conference papers

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

Theses / Dissertations

Sevens, T. (2017). The benefits and challenges of employing new sonography graduates: Key stakeholder views. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reeves, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00027

Internet Publications

Sevens, T. (2020). South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS, AHP DAY - inspirational leaders. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoAze56PrUaZlBizXGcJK6g

Sevens, T. (2019). Girls don't do science! https://www.sor.org/ezines/studenttalk/issue-138/girls-dont-do-science

Presentations

Sevens, T. (2019). Echogenic bowel - is it or isn't it, and what needs to be done about it? Presented at: British Medical Ultrasound Society Annual Conference, Harrogate

Sevens, T. (2019). Sonographer apprenticeships. Presented at: Ultrasound towards 2020, Birmingham

Sevens, T. (2019). Trailblazers: Stakeholder motivations for developing degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession. Presented at: Heads of Radiography Education and College of Radiographers conference day, London

Posters

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

Other activities

Multiple previous External Examiner and External reviewer appointments for other Higher Education Institutes Nationally.

Current reviewer for the British Medical Ultrasound Society journal 'Ultrasound'

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