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Professor Louise Rainford


Louise Rainford

School of Medicine
01 716 6537
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4


Prof Louise Rainford's background is in the area of medical imaging, training as a radiographer in Manchester, UK. Following a twelve year clinical career in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital she commenced as a UCD clinical teacher in 1992 she was appointed as a college lecturer in 1997, and from 2006 she was appointed as the Head of Teaching for the Radiography Programmes and lead the development of Radiography education at undergraduate and graduate level. In early 2009 she was appointed as the Head of Diagnostic Imaging within the UCD School of Medicine. Her supervision of research projects to date have incorporated a broad range of imaging modalities including X-ray, computerised tomography, fluoroscopic guided interventional procedures, and mammography, and her findings published in several international peer reviewed journals. Prof Rainford has presented at many international imaging meetings including the annual meetings of the European Congress of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, UK Radiological Congress, International Society of Optical Engineering and Medical Imaging Perception Society. She has successfully supervised many graduate research students, including 13 PhD projects. She is a distinguished teacher with awards excellence for teaching. Prof Rainford sits on several national level committees, representing Radiography education and she is chair of the Radiographers Registration Board CORU.


  • Dip Radiography
    College of Radiographers London UK
  • Cert Clin Tutor
    University of East Anglia
  • DRI
    College of Radiographers London UK
  • Dip Management
    College of Industrial Relations IRL
  • PhD
    University College Dublin