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University’s Head of Diagnostic Imaging awarded National Teaching Fellowship

11 August 2020

The University of Derby’s Head of Diagnostic Imaging has been given the prestigious accolade of National Teaching Fellow in this year’s list of academics recognised for their contributions to teaching and student outcomes.

The honour for Emma Hyde, who has held the post at the University since 2013, has been confirmed by Advance HE, the organisation which runs the Fellowship scheme, and supports and shares best practice in the higher education sector.

Emma spent ten years working as a diagnostic radiographer in various NHS trusts within the East Midlands, specialising in CT and MRI scanning, before moving into academia as a lecturer in 2006.

She said: “I am honoured to be have been made a National Teaching Fellow, having always been passionate about teaching and research, especially in respect of the student experience in clinical placement and patient-centred care.

“I very much enjoy the time I spend with students, and with my team, supporting them to become active researchers, to promote the work they produce and to make important contributions to our discipline.

“I feel privileged to be able to share my values and beliefs with students, and to help them to become highly skilled radiographers who put the patient at the heart of what they do.”

In addition to her teaching and research at the University, Emma oversaw the loan of an ultrasound scanner and x-ray machine from the University to hospitals in Chesterfield and Derby earlier this year to help ease the pressure on their resources at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 winners award ceremony, which was to have been held in the autumn, has been postponed. Instead, all the 2020 winners will be recognised at a joint awards ceremony in 2021. However, there will also be an online celebration in September.

Commenting on the Fellowship, Dr Paula Holt, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Emma’s work had been rewarded with a Fellowship. It is richly deserved and I know she will continue to inspire many more who come to Derby to study diagnostic imaging and go on to deliver essential, and often life-saving, services in our hospitals and other care settings, as well as to make vital advances through their research.”

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