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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

    Journal articles

    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

    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. (2020). Trailblazers: Stakeholder motivations for developing degree apprenticeships for the radiography profession. Radiography, 26 (1), 15-21. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.10.006

    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

    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

  • 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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