Dr. Claire Mercer

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Contact Details

Allerton Building L614

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Current positions

Head of Radiography

Biography

Claire currently joined the University of Salford in 2015 and is now the Head of Radiography with external roles including membership of the organising committee for the Symposium Mammographicum Conference together with several external advisory roles.  Claire qualified as a Radiographer in 1995 progressing into Mammography (2000), Advanced Practice (2002) and breast centre programme management (2003), with a MSc with distinction in Advanced Medical Imaging (2011) and a PhD (2015) centred around breast compression. Claire has focused research outcomes within breast imaging, focusing on the practical issues faced in the clinical environment, such as compression force variability and the standardisation of positioning technique. 

Areas of research

Breast imaging, Breast compression, Positioning technique in mammography

Teaching

  • MSc Module leader - Mammography modules

Research Interests

Focused research within breast imaging, focusing on the practical issues faced in the clinical environment, such as compression force variability and the standardisation of positioning technique.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • 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                        

Memberships

  • Society of Radiographers
  • HCPC
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy