Mrs Victoria Hughes MSc, PgCert (Healthcare Leadership), PgCert (Teaching & Learning), BSc (Hons), FHEA

Director of Studies, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography Programme School of Health Sciences


    Personal Statement

    I graduated in Diagnostic Radiography from Bangor University in 1996 with first class honours.
    Post qualification, I worked for many years as a clinical radiographer in NHS Trusts in the North West of England, specialising in oncology (cancer) imaging, especially cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI scanning), and clinical education.
    I trained as a Learning Representative for the Society of Radiographers, supporting both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographers with Continuing Professional Development.
    In 2000, I completed my MSc, with a study on radiation dosimetry and staff training, in CT scanning.
    I gained an additional Post Graduate Certificate, in Teaching and Learning in 2011, with fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
    In 2012 I undertook secondment as an NHS Trust Practice Education Facilitator, managing placements for multi-professional healthcare students.
    Worked subsequently as an honorary lecturer, teaching on Trust training programmes for health professionals new to oncology, including teaching communication skills in cancer care.
    I then worked in several clinical management roles – Superintendent Radiographer, Principal Radiographer, then Lead Allied Health Professional for Diagnostics (professional leadership of Radiology, Pathology, and Cardiorespiratory services). During this time, I gained a further Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership.
    I was awarded the Society of Radiographers North West Radiographer of the Year in 2015, for contributions to clinical education and leadership.
    I have worked full-time at the University since 2018, and am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.