I am currently employed as Senior Lecturer for the Diagnostic Radiography Programme plus being Clinical Coordinator for all placement sites and Clinical Tutors. I am taking on the role of Programme Lead for the 2017 student intake with a new and exciting course. I primarily covering Medical Image Interpretation and Advanced Practice. I also teach anatomy via Radiology to Medical students at Lancaster University Medical School and provide in-house teaching at the Cumberland Infirmary for medics. I am employed as a Reporting Radiographer for North Cumbria Hospitals Trust and I also teach CPD for Health Practitioners externally.

I completed my PGD in Medical Image Interpretation and have been x-ray reporting for 19 years and am currently completing my dissertation for my MSc.

I got involved with Forensic Radiography 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. I remain the NW Forensic Radiography Coordinator for UKFRRT. 

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

Currently working on MSc dissertation

Member of the Society of Radiographers

Registered with HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) RA28406

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

Recent external roles

  • External Examiner, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; PG CPD Pathway, PG Image Interpretation/Advanced Practice
  • 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