Dr. Robert Higgins

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L623

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Current positions

Lecturer in Radiography


Rob joined the University of Salford in 2013 as a lecturer in Radiography. Prior to joining the University Rob worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer in the NHS undertaking a range of duties including DEXA bone densitometry, practice educator, research radiographer and as a clinical specialist in Nuclear Medicine. For his PhD Rob evaluated a Research-informed Teaching model for undergraduate learning and research skills development using collaborative enquiry-based learning. Rob has a strong interest with the integration of teaching with research, student learning and pedagogical research. Rob's current research is exploring the experiences and perspectives by radiography practitioners when providing care for people living with dementia.


Module leader

  • Screening
  • Diagnosis and Intervention-1
  • Fundamentals of Patient Centred Care
  • Advanced Concepts in Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinically Based Practices in Nuclear Medicine
  • Statistics and Research Methods in Nuclear Medicine

Further teaching contribution to

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Research Methods
  • General Radiography 1

Research Interests

  • Research-informed Teaching
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Dementia

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography, University of East Anglia
  • MSc in Science, The Open University
  • Post graduate Diploma in Nuclear Medicine, University of Salford
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP), University of Salford
  • PhD, University of Salford


  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Society of Radiographers