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 Julie Mills

Julie Mills

College Director for Quality in teaching and learning, Deputy Director/Senior Lecturer - Medical Imaging


 +44 (0) 1392 724817

 South Cloisters 1.46


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

 Office hours:

Full time 


I lead on the internal QA for the medical school, including TEAP (Teaching Excellence Action Plans), TEM (Teaching Excellence Monitoring) meetings, and also on external QA reviews such as  TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) submissions and NSS (National Student Survey) action planning.

I lead on PSRB (Professional and Statutory Regulatory Bodies) monitoring and returns; to include MSAR (Medical Schools Annual Return) HCPC (Health Care and Professions Council) annual audits, SCoR (Society and College of Radiographers) reapproval. Involved in the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) accreditation and I contributed to the Medical school GMC (General Medical Council) accreditation of the BMBS (medicine) programme. 

Senior Lecturer for Medical imaging 

I teach a third-year module called Professional skills for Radiographers. I also lead on all employability events and liaise with clinical partners. 

Qualified radiographer worked in both the NHS and the private sector for 18 years. Currently, hold an honorary contract at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Derriford).


  • BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography
  • MSc Leadership and Management in health and social care
  • PCAP Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Mental health first aid trained
  • Currently studying for an Educational Doctorate 


Qualified as a Radiographer in 2001 spent 6 years as radiographer working in Warrington, Northampton then Durham, specialising in cardiacs  

Joined Exeter University in 2007 s a lecturer- practitioner, became a teaching fellow, Lecturer then Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director for Medical Imaging and currently Director for quality for the College of Medicine and health   


Research interests

I am a part time EdD (generic) student in yr two of pre thesis phase.  

Completed assessments:

Emotional intelligence and stress in healthcare students

Degree apprenticeships: The right fit for life-long learning and advancement of the profession of radiography? 

Quality, teaching excellence and regulation of healthcare programmes in the UK: a critical perspective

Professionalism in diagnostic radiography and the impact of the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in diagnostic radiography on the advancement of the profession.

I have also passed my research proposal called:

An exploratory phenomenological study of the experiences of diagnostic radiography students and their ability to raise concerns about patient care  

I am just completing my final pre thesis phase essay on research networking due for submission mid-may


Once this is completed I will enter the thesis phase of the EdD  


Research projects

I will be working on the thesis phase of my EdD from July 2020 - July 2023


An exploratory phenomenological study of the experiences of diagnostic radiography students and their ability to raise concerns about patient care using the interpretevist paradigm

focus groups for data collection and

Interpretative phenomenological analysis will be used for analysis of data  

Research networks

I am the student rep for the EdD  and so sit on the PGR Executive, SSIS SSLC and liaise with Dr Phil Durrant as to student feedback on the programme  

CRPL research network 

External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

  • AAB (Approval and Accreditation Board) assessor
  • ISAS/QSI (Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme/Quality Standards in Imaging) assessor



Teaching responsibilities: (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

UG BSc Diagnostic radiography

PAM 3015 Professional skills for Radiographers

PGT MSc Advance practice –

PAM 109 Advanced practice leadership, professionalism and safety culture

MSc Clin Ed – Guest lecturer  



Supervision / Group

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