Staff profile

Emma Hyde

Deputy Department Head / 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. 

I am an Executive Board Member of Health Watch Derbyshire. I have a role as an External Examiner for an undergraduate radiography programme at another UK university. I am a peer reviewer for the 'Radiography' journal.

Teaching responsibilities

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

Professional interests

Transition to placement, Placement support, CT, MRI, Cross Sectional Anatomy, Professional issues, Using NLP in communication.

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 also interested in the use of Technology Enhanced Learning methodologies (such as blogs, wiki's, podcasts etc) in learning.

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