Staff profile

Gillian Coleman

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound)




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Derby Campus



I am the Programme Leader for the MSc in Medical Ultrasound and Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging. 

My main focuses within the ultrasound field are obstetrics, early pregnancy and gynaecology.

Teaching responsibilities

I am involved in teaching across all of the clinical ultrasound modules.

Professional interests

I have particular interests in Obstetric ultrasound, specifically around fetal abnormalities and placental variants.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Society of Radiographers
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Medical Ultrasound Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • PGCert in Higher Education

Recent conferences

I presented the findings of my literature review at the British Medical Ultrasound ASM in 2016 and have presented at recent British Medical Ultrasound ASM with both poster and oral presentations.

I presented at the Research Showcase Event held by the Department of Health Care Practice in July 2017

Experience in industry

I have worked within the NHS for 15 years. Whilst working at the University of Derby, I also maintain my clinical skills working as a sonographer. This enables me to remain up to date and provides currency to my teaching.

Recent publications

  • Coleman, G., Venables, H. 2018. Is ultrasound screening for vasa praevia clinically justified and a financially viable screening test? A literature review. Ultrasound, 26(1) 6-15