research student

Louise Burton

Postgraduate Research Student


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care



Every single dose of radiation carries a risk, therefore every examination must be clinically justified, meaning that the clinical benefit must outweigh the potential risk. I am looking at informed discussion, benefit-risk communication and the level of knowledge about radiation and risk of the professionals involved, to ensure that this is able to truly take place.

Thesis title 

Professionals knowledge of radiation and risk; is it adequate for an informed discussion with patients?


Teaching responsibilities

I am involved in teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate level, including practical radiographic skills, simulation, image interpretation, and research.