I coordinate the MSc Ultrasound programme and I have a keen interest in developing the role of ultrasound in medical education. Some of this is achieved through novel teaching techniques such as ultrasound simulation, scanning in the anatomy dissection lab and live scanning sessions with students at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. I maintain my clinical skills through sessions in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St. Colmcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown and Global Diagnostics. I have worked with the Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCP) Education and Development Advisory Group within the HSE to develop a funded programme for radiographers that wish to specialise in ultrasound. This unique project aims to produce more sonographers which in turn will lead to greater access to ultrasound across hospitals and community care settings and hence reduce waiting lists for patients. I spent August 2013 in a hospital in northern Sierra Leone where a colleague and I trained local healthcare workers on the basics of radiographic technique, anatomy and image acquisition. I co-led a large fundraising campaign for the hospital during the Ebola Virus outbreak.
- BSc Radiography-
- Dip. in University Teaching & LearningUniversity College Dublin
- MSc UltrasoundUniversity College Dublin