Dr. Claire Mercer

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton L614

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Current positions

Interim Director Radiography


Claire Mercer qualified as a Radiographer in 1995 from S. Martin’s College, Lancaster. She worked in as a Radiographer for 5 years and then progressed into the field of Mammography. She developed into an advanced practitioner followed by Superintendent and completed her MSc with distinction in Advanced Medical Imaging in 2011. The following year Claire completed her PhD at the University of Salford. Her research work is centred on practitioner variation in breast compression and Claire has published several papers in this area. She is currently Interim Director of Radiography at the University of Salford.

Areas of research

Mammography, Compression, Practitioner, Pressure, Standardisation


  • Lecturer in Radiography, 2015-Present
  • Postgraduate Programme Leader: Advanced Medical Imaging, 2017-Present
  • PhD and MSc Supervision/Assessment 2014-Present
  • MSc Supervision: Dental Implantology Programme 2018 onwards


Other Academic Activity

  • Organising Committee Member Symposium Mammographicum 2018
  • External Examiner, Mammography Queen Margaret University.

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic Imaging Research Programme (DIRP), UK 2010-Present
  • Breast Imaging




  • 1995        BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography -  University of S. Martins, Lancaster                       
  • 2011        MSc Advanced Medical Imaging (Radiograpy) with Distinction - University of Salford               
  • 2015        PhD - University of Salford                 
  • 2016        Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice - University of Salford                        


  • SoR membership number:      46815
  • HCPC registration number:     RA35028
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy