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Dr Christine Heales

Dr Christine Heales

Senior Lecturer (Education and Scholarship)

 01392 72 5044

 South Cloisters G.21

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I re-joined the Medical Imaging team at the University of Exeter in 2018, having been Principal Radiographer for a number of years for a MRI department within the South West region.

I have had a varied career as a diagnostic radiographer, ultimately specialising in MRI, and have held roles that included clinical practice, management and leadership. I have been employed in a variety of settings including the NHS and the independent sector as well as academia.

Qualifications

PgC Clinical Reporting (MRI) – Canterbury University, awarded 2012

PhD (Physics) – University of Exeter, awarded 2009

PgC (Academic Practice) – University of Exeter, awarded 2005.

PgC (MRI) – St Martin’s College, Lancaster, awarded 2003.

MSc (Medical Imaging) - University of Portsmouth, awarded 1997.

Diploma of the College of Radiographers (Diagnostic) awarded 1992.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (December 2007)

Research

Research projects

Exeter Education Incubator Fellow 2020-2021.  Project title: Engaging students in the use of progress testing to enable deep learning.

Exeter Education Incubator Fellow 2021-2022. Project title: Exploring the potential of 3D virtual reality (VR) as part of a blended learning approach to teaching clinical skills to student radiographers

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Atkins JL, Pilling LC, Heales CJ, Savage S, Kuo C-L, Kuchel GA, Steffens DC, Melzer D (2021). Hemochromatosis Mutations, Brain Iron Imaging, and Dementia in the UK Biobank Cohort. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 79(3), 1203-1211. Abstract.  Full text.
Heales CJ, Mills K, Ladd E (2021). Radiographer advanced and consultant practice and community diagnostic hubs – a vision for the future. Radiography
Hudson DM, Heales C, Vine SJ (2021). Scoping review: How is virtual reality being used as a tool to support the experience of undergoing Magnetic resonance imaging?. Radiography
Heales CJ, Summers IR, Fulford J, Knapp K, Winlove CP (2019). Investigation of changes in bone density and chemical composition associated with bone marrow oedema-type appearances in magnetic resonance images of the equine forelimb. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20, 330-330. Full text.

Conferences

Heales C, Green D (2021). Clinical Placement Capacity and the Degree Apprenticeship in Diagnostic Radiography. Health Education England: Quality - Good Practice Event (South West). 5th - 5th May 2021. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D (2021). Experiences from the first year of delivery; the degree apprenticeship in diagnostic radiography. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D, Gillett A (2021). Introducing Progress Testing into a pre-registration radiography degree apprenticeship programme. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Kemp L, May K, Smith-Harris N, Heales C (2021). Patient preparedness for MRI - an evaluation of the perceptions of different resource types. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D, Gillett A (2021). Progress Testing: Engaging apprentices radiographers with this method of assessment. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Mills J, Heales C (2020). Degree apprenticeships – the whys and the wherefores in diagnostic radiography. UK Imaging and Oncology Congress 2020. 1st - 3rd Jun 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Peters-Cheale P, Hoade L, Heales C, Knapp K (2020). Scope and indications of lumbar spine radiography for lower back pain in the South West. UKIO 2020. 29th Jun - 31st Jul 2020. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D (2020). The degree apprenticeship route into diagnostic radiography: Implications for the workplace. UK Imaging and Oncology Congress. 1st - 3rd Jun 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Ashton L, Fulford J, McAnulla S, Knapp KM, Heales C, Silver D, Williams CA (2017). The incidence of bone marrow oedema in asymptomatic adolescent footballers - an observational study.  Abstract.
Mills J, Heales C, Stuckey C, Nicholson D (2017). Using Safety Culture Organisational Reliability and Engagement (SCORE) Survey to Evaluate Safety Culture in Radiology. UK Radiological Congress. 12th - 14th Jun 2017. Abstract.
Willis S, Burnett S, Crompton S, Hiley A, Lynch S, Heales C (2010). Infection Control: Are We Preparing Our Workforce?. UK Radiologica Congress. 7th - 9th Jun 2010. Abstract.  Full text.
Collins H, Dupe R, Lennard Z, Heales C, Willis S (2010). Optimising cervical spine imaging with digital radiography for the trauma patient. United Kingdom Radiological Congress. 7th - 9th Jun 2010. Abstract.  Full text.
Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Knapp K, Summers I, Heales C (2009). An investigation of the inter-operator precision associated with two different methods of ultrasound quality assurance. UK Radiological Congress. 8th - 10th Jun 2009.
Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Knapp K, Summers I, Heales C (2009). An investigation of the sensitivity of two ultrasound quality assurance systems to changes in probe performance. UK Radiological Congress. 8th Oct - 10th Jun 2009.
Willis S, Heales C (2009). Can Reflective Practice Promote an Interprofessional Ethos at Undergraduate Level?. International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. 8th - 10th Sep 2009. Abstract.
Willis S, Vanstone C, Dobrijevic J, Heales C (2009). Can They Learn Together? Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries and Engaging in Work Shadowing. International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. 8th - 10th Sep 2009. Abstract.
Willis S, Heales CJ, Knapp K (2009). Can the Use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) promote students’ preparedness to practice?. Meeting the Challenge of Education and Research Today; a Conference for Health and Social Care Academics. 7th - 7th Apr 2009. Abstract.  Full text.
Willis S, Heales C, Cousens C, Iyengar S, Knapp K (2009). Is the teaching of skeletal image interpretation at undergraduate level effective in preparing students for practice?. UK Radiological Congress. 8th - 10th Jun 2009. Abstract.
Heales C, Willis S (2009). Promoting collaboration through reflection. Edgehill Interprofessional Learning Conference. 1st - 1st Jun 2009. Abstract.
Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Summers I, Heales C (2009). The impact of ultrasound probe frequency on signal-to-noise, spatial resolution and working range. UK Radiological Congress. 8th Oct - 10th Jun 2009.
Heales C, Knapp K, Frost M, Patel R, Moore AEB, Spector T, Fogelman I (2008). Vertebral Fracture Assessment (Using DXA) is a Precise Method of Measuring Intervertebral Disc Height. 2nd Joint Meeting of the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society. 23rd - 25th Jun 2008.
Dell L, Gibbons C, Llewellyn K, Heales C (2007). Wedge filtration; Image Quality and Patient Dose Reduction in the Imaging of the Antero-Posterior Thoracic Spine. UK Radiological Congress. 11th - 13th Jun 2007.
Heales CJ, Knapp KM, Moore AEB, Blake GM, Swaminathan R, Fogelman I (2006). Current pain and the visual analogue scale as a predictor of quality of life in individuals with osteoporosis.  Author URL.  Full text.
Heales C, Knapp K, Moore AEB, Frost ML, Patel R, Blake GM (2006). Quality of life and current pain levels are associated with fracture rather than with osteoporosis.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Knapp KM, Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Summers IR, Heales CJ (In Press). An investigation of the inter-operator precision associated with two different methods of ultrasound quality assurance.  Abstract.

2021

Heales C, Green D (2021). Clinical Placement Capacity and the Degree Apprenticeship in Diagnostic Radiography. Health Education England: Quality - Good Practice Event (South West). 5th - 5th May 2021. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D (2021). Experiences from the first year of delivery; the degree apprenticeship in diagnostic radiography. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Atkins JL, Pilling LC, Heales CJ, Savage S, Kuo C-L, Kuchel GA, Steffens DC, Melzer D (2021). Hemochromatosis Mutations, Brain Iron Imaging, and Dementia in the UK Biobank Cohort. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 79(3), 1203-1211. Abstract.  Full text.
Heales C, Green D, Gillett A (2021). Introducing Progress Testing into a pre-registration radiography degree apprenticeship programme. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Kemp L, May K, Smith-Harris N, Heales C (2021). Patient preparedness for MRI - an evaluation of the perceptions of different resource types. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D, Gillett A (2021). Progress Testing: Engaging apprentices radiographers with this method of assessment. UKIO Congress 2021. 7th - 25th Jun 2021. Abstract.
Heales CJ, Mills K, Ladd E (2021). Radiographer advanced and consultant practice and community diagnostic hubs – a vision for the future. Radiography
Hudson DM, Heales C, Vine SJ (2021). Scoping review: How is virtual reality being used as a tool to support the experience of undergoing Magnetic resonance imaging?. Radiography

2020

Mills J, Heales C (2020). Degree apprenticeships – the whys and the wherefores in diagnostic radiography. UK Imaging and Oncology Congress 2020. 1st - 3rd Jun 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Peters-Cheale P, Hoade L, Heales C, Knapp K (2020). Scope and indications of lumbar spine radiography for lower back pain in the South West. UKIO 2020. 29th Jun - 31st Jul 2020. Abstract.
Heales C, Green D (2020). The degree apprenticeship route into diagnostic radiography: Implications for the workplace. UK Imaging and Oncology Congress. 1st - 3rd Jun 2020. Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Heales CJ, Summers IR, Fulford J, Knapp K, Winlove CP (2019). Investigation of changes in bone density and chemical composition associated with bone marrow oedema-type appearances in magnetic resonance images of the equine forelimb. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20, 330-330. Full text.

2017

Ashton L, Fulford J, McAnulla S, Knapp KM, Heales C, Silver D, Williams CA (2017). The incidence of bone marrow oedema in asymptomatic adolescent footballers - an observational study.  Abstract.
Mills J, Heales C, Stuckey C, Nicholson D (2017). Using Safety Culture Organisational Reliability and Engagement (SCORE) Survey to Evaluate Safety Culture in Radiology. UK Radiological Congress. 12th - 14th Jun 2017. Abstract.

2010

Willis S, Burnett S, Crompton S, Hiley A, Lynch S, Heales C (2010). Infection Control: Are We Preparing Our Workforce?. UK Radiologica Congress. 7th - 9th Jun 2010. Abstract.  Full text.
Collins H, Dupe R, Lennard Z, Heales C, Willis S (2010). Optimising cervical spine imaging with digital radiography for the trauma patient. United Kingdom Radiological Congress. 7th - 9th Jun 2010. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Knapp K, Summers I, Heales C (2009). An investigation of the inter-operator precision associated with two different methods of ultrasound quality assurance. UK Radiological Congress. 8th - 10th Jun 2009.
Knapp KM, Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Summers IR, Heales CJ (2009). An investigation of the sensitivity of two ultrasound quality assurance systems to changes in probe performance.  Abstract.
Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Knapp K, Summers I, Heales C (2009). An investigation of the sensitivity of two ultrasound quality assurance systems to changes in probe performance. UK Radiological Congress. 8th Oct - 10th Jun 2009.
Willis S, Heales C (2009). Can Reflective Practice Promote an Interprofessional Ethos at Undergraduate Level?. International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. 8th - 10th Sep 2009. Abstract.
Willis S, Vanstone C, Dobrijevic J, Heales C (2009). Can They Learn Together? Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries and Engaging in Work Shadowing. International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. 8th - 10th Sep 2009. Abstract.
Willis S, Heales CJ, Knapp K (2009). Can the Use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) promote students’ preparedness to practice?. Meeting the Challenge of Education and Research Today; a Conference for Health and Social Care Academics. 7th - 7th Apr 2009. Abstract.  Full text.
Willis S, Heales C, Cousens C, Iyengar S, Knapp K (2009). Is the teaching of skeletal image interpretation at undergraduate level effective in preparing students for practice?. UK Radiological Congress. 8th - 10th Jun 2009. Abstract.
Knapp KM, Willis SJ, Heales CJ, Cousens C, Iyengar S (2009). Is the teaching of skeletal image-interpretation at undergraduate level effective in preparing students for practice?.  Abstract.  Full text.
Heales C, Willis S (2009). Promoting collaboration through reflection. Edgehill Interprofessional Learning Conference. 1st - 1st Jun 2009. Abstract.
Green L, Pickett N, Rendell L, Summers I, Heales C (2009). The impact of ultrasound probe frequency on signal-to-noise, spatial resolution and working range. UK Radiological Congress. 8th Oct - 10th Jun 2009.

2008

Heales C, Knapp K, Frost M, Patel R, Moore AEB, Spector T, Fogelman I (2008). Vertebral Fracture Assessment (Using DXA) is a Precise Method of Measuring Intervertebral Disc Height. 2nd Joint Meeting of the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society. 23rd - 25th Jun 2008.

2007

Dell L, Gibbons C, Llewellyn K, Heales C (2007). Wedge filtration; Image Quality and Patient Dose Reduction in the Imaging of the Antero-Posterior Thoracic Spine. UK Radiological Congress. 11th - 13th Jun 2007.

2006

Heales CJ, Knapp KM, Moore AEB, Blake GM, Swaminathan R, Fogelman I (2006). Current pain and the visual analogue scale as a predictor of quality of life in individuals with osteoporosis.  Author URL.  Full text.
Heales C, Knapp K, Moore AEB, Frost ML, Patel R, Blake GM (2006). Quality of life and current pain levels are associated with fracture rather than with osteoporosis.  Author URL.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

External Examiner Positions

City, University of London: Postgraduate CT and MRI (2018 - on-going)


External positions

Approval and Accreditation Assessor for the Society and College of Radiographers

Member of the MR Advisory Group, Society and College of Radiographers

Invited Reviewer for ‘Radiography’ journal


Invited lectures

Eden Learning (MRI)

Supervision / Group

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