Position: Senior Lecturer (Medical Ultrasound)
College: College of Health and Social Care
Department: Health Care Practice
Subject area: Diagnostic Imaging, Radiography
I am Postgraduate Award Leader for Medical Ultrasound with responsibility for all aspects of ultrasound award management, development, recruitment, student supervision, assessment, module evaluation, and the training / support of clinical mentors.
I teach on a wide range of ultrasound modules including principles of ultrasound, general medical, obstetrics, gynaecology and vascular.
I trained originally at Guy's Hospital and have worked in ultrasound education since 1990, combining various teaching roles with both clinical practice and research. I moved from London to Leeds in 1986 where I worked in clinical practice at St. James's Hospital and as a part time lecturer at the University of Leeds for 15 years.
I now lecture in medical imaging here at Derby and have responsibility for the specialist ultrasound pathway within the MSc Advanced Practice.
I have specific interest in the physics and technology of medical ultrasound and have written and taught extensively in these areas, including the development of e-learning material for the Royal College of Radiologists Radiology Teaching Initiative.
I developed an interest in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (EMUS) in the mid 1990's and have taught EMUS since 1998. I've authored e-learning material for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine enlightenME project and contributed to a number of text books and papers relating to point of care ultrasound. Current research interests include the use of focused ultrasound in a range of emergency, critical care and pre-hospital settings.
I'm currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath.
- Member of The British Medical Ultrasound Society and The Society & College of Radiographers.
- Associate member of the Society of Vascular Technologists and the British Institute of Radiology.
- I'm registered with the Health Professions Council
- I have been a member of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) Education and Examinations Committee Ultrasound Subgroup since it was formed in 2005.
- Venables, H. (2011) How ultrasound works, Ultrasound, Feb 2011
- Venables, H. (2011) Practical applications of ultrasound - getting the best out of your ultrasound machine, Ultrasound, Feb 2011
- Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound. (Co-author John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Due for publication 2011)
- Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia for Critical Care and Pain Management. ( Co-author Informa 2008)
- Breast ultrasound - how, why and when? (Co-author. Elsevier 2007)
- Brenchley J et al (2006) Evaluation of focussed assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) by UK emergency physicians. EMJ [Emerg Med J] 2006 Jun; Vol. 23 (6), pp. 446-8.
- Walker A et al (2004) Ultrasound by emergency physicians to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms: a UK case series. EMJ [Emerg Med J] 2004 Mar; Vol. 21 (2), pp. 257-9
Ultrasound in Critical Care (Workshop) - invited speaker National Point of Care Ultrasound Society Annual Congress. 2010.
Ultrasound in point of care applications BMUS summer school - invited speaker 2010.
Ultrasound physics and equipment - Bristol Emergency Ultrasound course 2009.
- European Congress on Emergency medicine. Munich 2008 - Invited speaker.
- National Point of-Care Ultrasound Congress. Gateshead 2008 - Invited Speaker.
- British Medical Ultrasound Society annual scientific meeting - 2008 invited speaker.