Dr. Sam Curtin

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton L617

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Current positions

Lecturer in Radiography


Sam's joined the University as Mechanical Engineering student in 2010. After completing her Undergraduate degree at the University of Salford, Sam moved over to the Radiography department to undertake a PhD in Medical Imaging. The thesis explored the Experience-Based Co-Design of Mammography Machines, fuelling an interest in Patient and Public Involvement, as well as medical device design and development. Sam has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Sam has worked across the school of Health & Society in a range of different roles supporting postgraduate programme development with industry partners and working as a post-doctoral researcher. Since joining the University as a Lecturer in 2018, Sam works with ICE Dental Institute and Hospital leading the Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics PGCert, supporting programme development and supervising MSc dissertations. Sam also teaches on the Radiography and Prosthetic and Orthotic Undergraduate Programmes, and MSc in Prosthetic and Orthotic Science which is part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Sam is current supervising three PhD students.


Programme Lead:
  • Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics
Module Lead:
  • (Co-Lead) Materials
  • Manufacturing and Design in P&O
  • (Module Link with Imperial College London) Medical Device Certification¬†
Other Teaching Contributions:
  • Radiography Problem-Based Learning Facilitator
  • Research Methods in Radiography
  • MSc Dissertation Supervision in Dental Implantology

Research Interests

  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Co-design
  • Medical Device Design
  • Physical Behaviour Activity Monitoring
  • Prosthetic Sockets
  • Qualitative Research

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD Medical Imaging, University of Salford
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice, University of Salford
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy