Lorna worked as a diagnostic radiographer in a variety of NHS settings. Her main area of interest and expertise is in mammography, having spent 10 years working as a senior radiographer and clinical tutor with the West of Scotland Breast Screening Service. At that time she also undertook a role as a clinical educator for the Postgraduate Certificate in Mammography from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
In her role as lecturer she teaches on the masters and undergraduate programmes on a variety of areas, including Evidence Based Practice, Audit and Clinical Governance, Clinical Education, Mammography & Population Health Screening.
Involvement in a transnational collaboration with Oman’s Institute of Health Sciences, which gave Omani diploma in Radiography holders an opportunity to “top up” to Honours level in a GCU-designed programme, gave Lorna an interest in working with international students.
At GCU she was involved in the validation of the BSc (hons) Diagnostic Imaging Studies Programme, a one year programme designed for international students who want to upgrade their professional diplomas to an honours degree and now undertakes the organisation of this.
With these interests she now acts as a liaison for any international students studying on Diagnostic Imaging programmes at GCU, organising informal get-togethers.
Lorna also oversees the students’ organisation of their elective placements at the end of their third year; these are both in international and UK locations.
Member of the Society of Radiographers