Course Lead MSc Medical Ultrasound and Senior Lecturer
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Helen originally trained as a radiographer qualifying in 1989, she has worked as a qualified sonographer since 1994 training in Abdominal, obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound. In 1997 Helen specialised in vascular ultrasound setting up a new department. She was involved in the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening programme, in setting up the local programme in Shropshire as Clinical skills trainer, QA and later Screening programme coordinator. Helen has taught at BCU as a visiting lecturer for many years before joining the ultrasound team in 2015, becoming programme lead in 2017. She still works clinically as a vascular sonographer in the NHS one day a week and strongly believes in keeping strong links to clinical practice to ensure that our courses are relevant to the modern demands of the NHS.
Since working at the university, Helen has had the opportunity to be part of the BCU team developing new entry routes into the ultrasound profession. She has also been a member of working groups working at National level, designing the Sonography apprenticeship standard, with HEE sonography implementation group developing the new Sonography Career Framework and developed a PgCert Medical Ultrasound (Preceptorship).
Helen is currently undertaking research into the sonographers experience of the post qualification period and she has presented at the BMUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 and presented a poster at UKIO 2019 on Preceptorship.