Mrs Samantha Curtin

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Lecturer in Radiography


Sam joined the University as Mechanical Engineering student in 2010. After completing her Undergraduate degree, Sam moved over to the Radiography department to undertake a PhD in Medical Imaging. Her 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 four PhD students.

Areas of Research

Patient and Public Involvement
Medical Device Design
Physical Behaviour Activity Monitoring
Prosthetic Sockets
Qualitative Research


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
Introduction to Digital Skills in Radiography

Other Teaching:
Research Methods in Radiography
MSc Dissertation Supervision in Dental Implantology

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

    2015 - 2019
  • PhD in Medical Imaging

    2014 - 2017
  • Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

    2010 - 2014