Dr Robert Higgins

School of Health & Society

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Current positions



Rob joined the University of Salford in 2013 as a lecturer in Radiography and leads on the MSc/PgDip Nuclear Medicine Imaging Programme . Prior to joining the University Rob worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer in the NHS undertaking a range of duties including 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 optimisation of delivering care to persons living with dementia within the medical imaging environment.

Areas of Research

Dementia care in medical imaging​
Molecular Imaging
Integration of teaching with research​

Areas of Supervision

Dementia care in medical imaging​
Person centered care in medical imaging
Molecular imaging
Integration of teaching with research​


Programme Leader:
PgDip/MSc in Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Module leader:
Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Advanced Concepts in Nuclear Medicine
Clinically Based Practices in Nuclear Medicine
Scientific Principles of Hybrid Imaging
Statistics and Research Methods in Nuclear Medicine

Further teaching contribution to:
Research Methods
Applied Research Methods
Scientific Principles of Diagnostic Radiography

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD by Published Works

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Medicine (Advanced Practice)

  • MSc in Science

  • Diagnostic Radiography