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Dr. Fiona Mellor

Dr. Fiona Mellor

Senior Lecturer (E&R)

 South Cloisters G.22

 

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

Overview

Fiona joined the University of Exeter in August 2021. Fiona has had a varied career within both medical imaging and radiotherapy in both clinical and academic practice. Fiona has a keen interest in research, particularly related to medical imaging and musculoskeletal conditions, and continues to work clinically in both x-ray and CT imaging.

Fiona is currently involved in teaching undergraduate modules and supervising and co-supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects at the University of Exeter. She is also the program director for the BSc (Hons) diagnostic radiography and imaging degree apprenticeship, and the responsible person for Fitness to Practice within medical imaging.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Biomechanics) Bournemouth University, awarded 2014
  • BSc Radiography and Medical Imaging. University of Hertfordshire, awarded 1998

Research

Research interests

Fiona’s PhD used fluoroscopy and tracking algorithms to measure dynamic lumber spine motion in people with and without chronic low back pain which was titled “An evaluation of passive recumbent quantitative fluoroscopy to measure mid-lumbar intervertebral motion in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain and healthy volunteers”. Since then, she has collaborated with a number of professions including biomechanics, chiropractors, physiotherapists osteopaths, computer scientists and physicists to continue research into the uses of medical imaging and biomechanics.

Research projects

  • STOPPAGE ISRCTN 77100098. Testing a different centering point for pelvic x rays

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Breen A, Mellor F, Morris A, Breen A (2020). An in vivo study exploring correlations between early-to-moderate disc degeneration and flexion mobility in the lumbar spine. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 29(10), 2619-2627. Author URL.
Brownhill K, Mellor F, Breen A, Breen A (2020). Passive intervertebral motion characteristics in chronic mid to low back pain: a multivariate analysis. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 84, 115-125. Author URL.
Breen A, Hemming R, Mellor F, Breen A (2019). Intrasubject repeatability of in vivo intervertebral motion parameters using quantitative fluoroscopy. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 28(2), 450-460. Author URL.
Breen A, Mellor F, Breen A (2018). Aberrant intervertebral motion in patients with treatment-resistant nonspecific low back pain: a retrospective cohort study and control comparison. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 27(11), 2831-2839. Author URL.
Mellor FE, Thomas P, Breen A (2014). Moving back: the radiation dose received from lumbar spine quantitative fluoroscopy compared to lumbar spine radiographs with suggestions for dose reduction. Radiography, 20(3), 251-257. Abstract.
Mellor FE, Thomas PW, Thompson P, Breen AC (2014). Proportional lumbar spine inter-vertebral motion patterns: a comparison of patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain and healthy controls. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 23(10), 2059-2067. Author URL.
Mellor FE, Breen AC (2013). Ionizing radiation exposure and the development of intervertebral disc degeneration-no case to answer. SPINE JOURNAL, 13(3), 224-226. Author URL.
Van Loon IHM, Mellor FE, Breen A (2012). Accuracy and repeatability of sagittal translation of lumbar vertebrae in vitro and in vivo using quantitative fluoroscopy. Clinical Chiropractic, 15(3-4), 135-146. Abstract.
England A, Mellor FE (2012). Incidental findings detected during imaging for research purposes. Radiography, 18(3), 150-152.
Breen AC, Teyhen DS, Mellor FE, Breen AC, Wong KWN, Deitz A (2012). Measurement of intervertebral motion using quantitative fluoroscopy: report of an international forum and proposal for use in the assessment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Adv Orthop, 2012 Abstract.  Author URL.
Mellor FE, Muggleton JM, Bagust J, Mason W, Thomas PW, Breen AC (2009). Midlumbar lateral flexion stability measured in healthy volunteers by in vivo fluoroscopy. Spine, 34(22). Abstract.
Breen AC, Muggleton JM, Mellor FE (2006). An objective spinal motion imaging assessment (OSMIA): reliability, accuracy and exposure data. BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, 7 Author URL.

Chapters

Knapp K, Mellor F (2020). Applying for Rsearch Fundinf. In Ramlaul A (Ed) Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies, Springer Nature, 393-406.  Abstract.
Mellor F, Knapp K (2020). Research Outcome Measures. In Ramlaul A (Ed) Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies, Springer Nature, 167-186.  Abstract.
Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2011). 10 Kinematics of the Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, 51-62.
Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2011). Kinematics of the Aging Spine: a Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, 51-62.
Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2010). Kinematics of the Aging Spine: a Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques, 51-62.

Conferences

Birch C, Hunter D, Cherry L, Mellor F, Arden N (2016). DEVELOPMENT OF a NOVEL IMAGING METHOD FOR TIBIAL BONE MINERAL DENSITY MEASUREMENT IN PATIENTS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2020

Breen A, Mellor F, Morris A, Breen A (2020). An in vivo study exploring correlations between early-to-moderate disc degeneration and flexion mobility in the lumbar spine. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 29(10), 2619-2627. Author URL.
Knapp K, Mellor F (2020). Applying for Rsearch Fundinf. In Ramlaul A (Ed) Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies, Springer Nature, 393-406.  Abstract.
Brownhill K, Mellor F, Breen A, Breen A (2020). Passive intervertebral motion characteristics in chronic mid to low back pain: a multivariate analysis. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 84, 115-125. Author URL.
Mellor F, Knapp K (2020). Research Outcome Measures. In Ramlaul A (Ed) Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies, Springer Nature, 167-186.  Abstract.

2019

Breen A, Hemming R, Mellor F, Breen A (2019). Intrasubject repeatability of in vivo intervertebral motion parameters using quantitative fluoroscopy. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 28(2), 450-460. Author URL.

2018

Breen A, Mellor F, Breen A (2018). Aberrant intervertebral motion in patients with treatment-resistant nonspecific low back pain: a retrospective cohort study and control comparison. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 27(11), 2831-2839. Author URL.

2016

Birch C, Hunter D, Cherry L, Mellor F, Arden N (2016). DEVELOPMENT OF a NOVEL IMAGING METHOD FOR TIBIAL BONE MINERAL DENSITY MEASUREMENT IN PATIENTS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS.  Author URL.

2014

Mellor FE, Thomas P, Breen A (2014). Moving back: the radiation dose received from lumbar spine quantitative fluoroscopy compared to lumbar spine radiographs with suggestions for dose reduction. Radiography, 20(3), 251-257. Abstract.
Mellor FE, Thomas PW, Thompson P, Breen AC (2014). Proportional lumbar spine inter-vertebral motion patterns: a comparison of patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain and healthy controls. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 23(10), 2059-2067. Author URL.

2013

Mellor FE, Breen AC (2013). Ionizing radiation exposure and the development of intervertebral disc degeneration-no case to answer. SPINE JOURNAL, 13(3), 224-226. Author URL.

2012

Van Loon IHM, Mellor FE, Breen A (2012). Accuracy and repeatability of sagittal translation of lumbar vertebrae in vitro and in vivo using quantitative fluoroscopy. Clinical Chiropractic, 15(3-4), 135-146. Abstract.
England A, Mellor FE (2012). Incidental findings detected during imaging for research purposes. Radiography, 18(3), 150-152.
Breen AC, Teyhen DS, Mellor FE, Breen AC, Wong KWN, Deitz A (2012). Measurement of intervertebral motion using quantitative fluoroscopy: report of an international forum and proposal for use in the assessment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Adv Orthop, 2012 Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2011). 10 Kinematics of the Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, 51-62.
Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2011). Kinematics of the Aging Spine: a Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, 51-62.

2010

Deitz AK, Breen AC, Mellor FE, Teyhen DS, Wong KWN, Panjabi MM (2010). Kinematics of the Aging Spine: a Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In  (Ed) The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques, 51-62.

2009

Mellor FE, Muggleton JM, Bagust J, Mason W, Thomas PW, Breen AC (2009). Midlumbar lateral flexion stability measured in healthy volunteers by in vivo fluoroscopy. Spine, 34(22). Abstract.

2006

Breen AC, Muggleton JM, Mellor FE (2006). An objective spinal motion imaging assessment (OSMIA): reliability, accuracy and exposure data. BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, 7 Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

  • Society and College of Radiographers
  • HCPC registered radiographer RA37710
  • External Examiner (module and programme). University of Hertfordshire BSc (Hons) Diagnostic radiography and imaging
  • Invited reviewer for Radiography Journal
  • Invited reviewer for European Spine Journal
  • Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR). FacilitatorSouthampton hub.
  • Radiological Research Trust. Outgoing chair and current treasurer  
  • Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR). Member

Invited lectures & workshops

Quantitative Fluoroscopy versus Functional Radiography of the Lumbar Spine. 2014. William Stripp Memorial Invited Lecture. United Kingdom Radiological Conference. Manchester. U.K.

Supervision / Group

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