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Title: Establishing and advancing the practice, education and profession of radiography internationally
Author: Marshall, Gill
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 2438
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2010
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This extended essay presents seven scholarly papers (1994- 2008) from my fifty six papers including five book chapters, revealing their collective significant importance to and impact on establishing and advancing the practice, education and profession of Radiography internationally. Method: This essay is underpinned by the premise that research improves teaching and it shows by critical and thematic analysis how the papers achieve their purpose of establishing and advancing the practice, education and profession of radiography internationally. A critical discussion of the work is undertaken by investigating factors that measure its impact. Results: Comprehensive, objective information is provided cataloguing the originality, utility, diversity, citation rate and longevity of the work, which fall into three areas: pedagogical research within Medical Imaging - Papers 2, 3, 6 and 7 , contrast agents - Papers 5 and maintaining uptakes rates for breast screening - Paper 1. These papers prove my credibility as a researcher and thus an "authority" to write the "how to" papers aimed at up skilling the profession e.g. via Paper 4. Paper 1 was cited forty six times over sixteen years in thirty five different peer reviewed international journals with a wide range of foci. These journals demonstrate impact factors as high as 7.514 for Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkets and Prevention and 5.996 for Radiology, the highest impact factor Radiology journal. This paper was a seminal work. Paper 4 has been down loaded in excess of 6000 times and five years on (2010) remains first in the top 25 "hottest" downloaded papers in Radiography. My work as Project Co-ordinator for the Higher Education Network of Radiographers in Europe (HEN RE) clearly built on the work of earlier staff. My subsequent work as Project Co- ordinator has impacted on fifty universities in the European Union (EU) / European Economic - Paper 7, as well as eighteen countries via citations, conferences, teaching exchanges, consultancy and participation in four E.U. projects. Overall my submitted papers have been cited in the peer reviewed international journals of twenty three medical and related professions, in a total of forty five peer reviewed journals. There were 59 citations in total. For the six papers for which downloads are available, on submission April 2010, there had been 11,414 downloads. Conclusion: This supporting paper, supported by objective data regarding impact, demonstrates how the papers presented meet the purpose of this work. This distinctive, original work demonstrates a depth of scholarship commensurate with the requirements of the award.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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