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Beverley Scragg

Lecturer in Radiography


Beverley Scragg qualified as a Radiographer in 1995 from what was S. Martin’s College within Lancaster University having trained at the Royal Preston Hospital; and then worked within a number of NHS & private hospitals within the North West.

In 2003, she undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Salford and qualified as a Mammographer in 2004. Returning to academia in 2013, she completed her PgDip in Advanced Medical Imaging and has undertaken Advanced Practice in clinical interventional work since then.

Alongside her professional work, she collaborated with other practitioners and academics from the University of Salford in research that centred on Breast Imaging, resulting in nine publications affiliated to the University, covering the subjects of breast compression and practitioner variability, and the use of social media as a means of professional communication.

Beverley joined the team as a Lecturer in Radiography in 2018, and is continuing to work on collaborative research projects with the aim of achieving her PhD by published works in the near future. However, she still undertakes clinical Radiography duties within the NHS at one of the University’s industry partner hospital sites within Greater Manchester.

Beverley supports level 5 students as a personal tutor; and level 6 & 7 students in various module delivery.


Level 6: Compassion, Professionalism & Employment, Applied Research Methods and Into Employment

Level 7: Fundamentals of Mammography Practice, Advanced Techniques in Mammography Practice

Research Interests

The use of social media in professional healthcare communication & breast image evaluation.

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

PgDip Advanced Medical Imaging

Society of Radiographers (member)



An exploration of mammographers' attitudes towards the use of social media for providing breast screening information to clients

April 2017

Authors: Beverley Scragg, Shaheeda Shaikh, Geraldine Shires, Julie Stein Hodgins, Claire Mercer, Leslie Robinson, Julie Wray


Mixed messages: An evaluation of NHS Trust Social Media policies in the North West of England

April 2017

Authors: Beverley Scragg, Shaheeda Shaikh, Claire Mercer, Leslie Robinson


Blurred digital mammography images: an analysis of technical recall and observer detection performance
British Journal of Radiology

March 2017

Blurred images in full-field digital mammography are a problem in the UK Breast Screening Programme. Technical recalls may be due to blurring not being seen on lower resolution monitors used for review. This study assesses the visual detection of blurring on a 2.3-MP monitor and a 5-MP report grade monitor and proposes an observer standard for the visual detection of blurring on a 5-MP reporting grade monitor.

Authors: Beverley Hilton, Wang Kei Ma, Rita Borgen, Judith Kelly, Sara Millington, Rob Aspin, Carla Lanca, Peter Hogg


Preparing women for breast screening mammography: A feasibility study to determine the potential value of an on-line social network and information hub

July 2015

Authors: Leslie Robinson, Marie Griffiths, Julie Wray, Cathy Ure, Geraldine Shires, Julie Stein-Hodgins, Cathy Hill, Beverley Hilton


A 6-year study of mammographic compression force: Practitioner variability within and between screening sites.

July 2014

Authors: Claire Mercer,Katy Szczepura, Judith Kelly, Sara Millington, Erika Denton, Rita Borgen, Beverley Hilton, Peter Hogg


A Mammography Image Set for research Purposes Using BI-RADS Density Classification
Radiologic Technology

July 2014

Authors: Claire Mercer, Peter Hogg, Judith Kelly, Rita Borgen, Sara Millington, Beverley Hilton, David Enion, Patsy Whelehan