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Dr Shane Foley


Shane Foley

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
01 716 6543
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4


On completion of my BSc (Radiography) in UCD in 1999 I worked as both a Radiographer and Senior Radiographer in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin and was involved in numerous clinical research projects (CT colongraphy/Vent studies) prior to commencing work in UCD as a Lecturer in Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging in 2007. I am currently the BSc Radiography Programme Director in UCD. My primary research interests are in Computed Tomography, radiation dose and optimisation methods, areas in which I completed my PhD studies in 2013. I am a past president of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy and remain active both nationally and in a European context via the European Federation of Radiographer Societies. I am on the programme planning committee (as co-chair of the Radiographers scientific subcommittee) of the European Congress of Radiology 2018 having been a subcommittee member during both 2016 and 2017. I am currently a member of the European Society of Radiology radiation protection subcommittee and have also been part of two consortiums which completed projects for the European Commission, specifically the PiDRL (European diagnostic reference levels for paediatric imaging) and the BSS (2013/59/Euratom) Transposition project. Highest Academic Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University College Dublin: 2013 Thesis: Radiation Dose Optimisation in Computed Tomography. Education: University College Dublin: PhD - School of Medicine and Medical Science: 2008-2013 University of Ulster (Jordanstown): Post Graduate Diploma (CT): 2001-2003 University College Dublin: BSc (Rad): 1995-1999 UCD Medicine Research Groups - Diagnostic Imaging


  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin1 Jul 2007


  • Senior Radiographer
    Mater Misericordiae University Hospital1 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2007
  • Radiographer
    Mater Misericordiae University Hospital1 Jun 1999 - 1 Jun 2003


  • BSc
    University College Dublin
  • PG DIP
    University of Ulster
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • German
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  • Irish
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