Staff profile

Alexandra Partner

Assistant Discipline Lead for Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Department Practice and Osteopathy.




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Assistant Discipline Lead for Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Department Practice and Osteopathy at the University of Derby. I am a qualified HCPC Diagnostic Radiographer. Before joining the University, I worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer in the NHS for approximately five years. I started working at the University as a lecturer in 2011, taking over programme leadership of BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography in 2014. I maintained programme leadership until 2019. I progressed to Senior Lecturer and then my current role in 2017.

As well as my role here at Derby, I am also a member of the College of Radiographers (CoR) Diagnostic Imaging Advisory Group (DIAG) and a CoR assessor. I am a peer reviewer for the 'Radiography' journal and sit on the Insight editorial and advisory board.

I am an external examiner for a Radiography degree at another education provider and I also hold roles with Quality Standard for Imaging as an assessor, Health and Care Professions Council Fitness to Practise panel member and I am deputy chair of the national Heads of Radiography Educators group.

In 2019 I was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academic in recognition of my impact on education at the University of Derby.

Teaching responsibilities

I am one of the Senior Lecturers on the BSc (Hons) and MSc (pre-registration) Radiography degree programmes and I module lead Developing Professional Practice 3.

Professional interests

As I am passionate about improving health and social care services: I am active in my advisory board position for Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I worked as a full-time clinical radiographer in the NHS for five years. During this time I rotated around the imaging department including CT, theatre, Fluoroscopy, paediatrics, Plain film and accident and emergency radiography.

International experience

Recent publications

Synergy News, April 25, 2014, Issue 77 ‘Session explores using social media in teaching’.