I am currently employed as Senior Lecturer in the role of Programme Lead across both the Lancaster and Fusehill campuses for the Diagnostic Radiography Programme. I primarily teach Medical Image Interpretation and Advanced Practice in year 3 of the programme, as well as multiple other aspects of course induction and subject areas specific to my skill set. The role of programme lead is multi faceted and relates to management of the course ensuring the smooth running of all aspects, student and staff support, fitness to practice and validation processes to ensure the course is current and relevant to constant changes in both imaging and the role of the radiographer.

I am also employed as a bank Reporting Radiographer which I have been doing in excess of 25years, for North Cumbria Hospitals Trust and I also teach CPD for Health Practitioners externally.

I completed my MSc in Medical Imaging with my dissertation focused upon the complex differentials of joint arthropathies.

I have a history of forensic radiography having been involved early in my career due to the Lockerbie Air Crash, and have remained actively interested and involved since then. I was a Founder member of the Northern Forensic Group which was then the Association of Forensic Radiographers as well as being the NW Forensic Radiography Coordinator for UKFRRT. 

I enjoy my role as programme lead taking the supportive element for both students and staff very seriously. We want our students to be happy learners. As a team our aim is to produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills and resilience ensuring they ready to practice and able to make a strong contribution to the profession. 

Qualifications and memberships

  • 1986 - Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • 1987-1992 - Certificate of Competence in Mammography
  • 1988-2003 - Post Graduate Diploma in Image Interpretation
  • 2017 Leadership module
  • 2022 MSc Medical Imaging

Member of the Society of Radiographers 

Registered with HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) RA28406 

Member of IAFR (International Association of Forensic Radiographers) 

Member of UKFRRT (UK Forensic Radiography Response Team)- North West Co-ordinator 

Member of British Institute of Radiology 

Academic and research interests

  • Radiographer reporting/Advanced Practice
  • Forensic Imaging
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice


  • 2015 Clark's Positioning in Radiography 13E, CRC Press; A. Stewart Whitley, Gail Jefferson et al
  • Dec 2016 Clark's Pocket Handbook for Radiographers, Second Edition, CRC Press; A. Stewart Whitley, Charles Sloane, Gail Jefferson et al
  • July 2012 “Explorative study of the sensitivity and specificity of the pronator quadratus fat pad sign as a predictor of subtle wrist fractures”, Skeletal Radiology 12/06/2012
  • Currently working on updates to both previous Clarks publications

Recent external roles

  • External Examiner, Teesside University, PG MSc Forensic Radiography
  • External Examiner, Salford University, PG multiple pathways
  • BIR (British Institute of Radiology) NW Education committee member
  • Member of IAFR (International Association of Forensic Radiographers)
  • Member of UKFRRT (UK Forensic Radiography Response Team)- North West Co-ordinator