Staff profile

Claire Richards

Senior Lecturer in Imaging




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am currently a senior lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, and teach on range of different modules with Diagnostic Radiography.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on a variety of modules, including Technology, Anatomy and Professional Practice on the undergraduate programme. I also teach Radiography specific modules to the Assistant Practitioners.

Professional interests

Trauma Radiography; paediatric imaging; anatomy; forensics; CT; Reporting; Leadership, care and compassion.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Richards, C. (2018) Simulation of the theatre environment to improve confidence of undergraduate radiography students. Poster presentation at UKRC.

Richards, C. and Wood, K. (2014) Using sound-bites and video as pre-session activities to instil mindfulness and promote emotional intelligence in clinical modules. Poster presentation at Achieving Excellence in Radiography Education and Research.

Bingley, K., Mansell, C. and Partner, A. (2012) Surviving a foot in both camps: A split clinical-academic role. Conference paper at Achieving Excellence in Radiography Education and Research.

Experience in industry

I qualified in 2004 and worked as a Senior Radiographer at Leicester Royal Infirmary before starting at the university in 2011 on a part time basis, whilst still keeping my clinical role. In February 2018 I started full time at the univesity. My experience as a senior radiographer on a general rotation has given me a wealth of clinical knowledge in Accident and Emergency, where I have gained competent skills in trauma imaging; CT, where I have achieved a College of Radiographers certificate in IV administration, Paediatrics, Procedures and Plain Film. I also was an active part of the forensic team.