Staff profile

Emma Hyde

Head of Diagnostic Imaging




College of Health and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I currently work as the Head of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Derby. I started worked at the University as a Senior Lecturer in 2006. Before joining the University I worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer in the NHS for approximately 10 years, specialising in CT and MRI scanning. 

As well as my role here at Derby, I also have a role as an External Examiner for an undergraduate radiography programme at another UK university, and I am a peer reviewer for the 'Radiography' journal.

Teaching responsibilities

Relate primarily to my specialism in CT and MRI, but also include patient centred care, communication, professionalism, leadership & governance.

Professional interests

Transition to placement, Placement support, Patient Cenred Care, CT, MRI, Cross Sectional Anatomy, Professional issues

Research interests

I am interested in the student experience, particularly around the transition to clinical placement, and have carried out a number of research projects around this.

I am currently researching patient centred care in diagnostic radiography as part of a CoRIPS funded project. 

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer for nearly 10 years before moving into higher education. During my clinical time I worked at Nottingham City Hospital, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and Leicester Royal Infirmary, so I have lots of links in the departments we send our students to.

Additional interests and activities

I undertake regular clinical update days to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.

Recent publications

Hyde, E. & Errett, S. (2017) Building capacity: an evaluation of the use of non-traditional placements in diagnostic radiography education.Imaging & Therapy Practice. December 2017

Hyde, E. & Strudwick, R. (2017) An investigation into first year diagnostic radiography students’ preparedness to deal with ill service users in two UK universities. Imaging & Therapy Practice. September 2017

Hyde, E. (2016) Easing the transition. Imaging & Therapy Practice. July 2016

Hyde, E. (2015) A critical evaluation of student radiographers' experience of the transition from the classroom to their first clinical placement. Radiography. Vol 21, Issue 3, Pg 242-247

Hyde, E. (2013) Managing Student Expectations: what do prospective student radiographers expect from their programme of study at one university? Imaging & Therapy Practice. April 2013

Hyde, E. (2013) Talking Results – trialling an audio-visual feedback method for e-submissions. Innovations in Higher Education. Vol 1, Issue 3