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Dr Shaaron Pratt

Dr Shaaron Pratt

Deputy Head of School, Organisational Development and Professional Practice

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email:
pratt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87556
Location:
3.8d, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Research Interests

  • The impact of the developing and recently established roles in radiography on service delivery specifically impact on waiting times, patient satisfaction and patient journey
  • Identification of skill mix opportunities to improve diagnostic imaging / other service delivery in healthcare
  • Training and educational needs in order to enhance service delivery

September 2006 - present Lecturer/ Postgraduate Programme Leader

2004 - 2006 Secondment from Cardiff University to Health Professions Wales: Professional Adviser (Healthcare Scientists)

2001 - 2004 Lecturer / Director of Undergraduate Studies BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging / BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy & Oncology, University of Wales College of Medicine

1995 - 2001 Lecturer B / Continuing Education Tutor, Department of Radiography Education, University of Wales College of Medicine

1991 - 1995 Senior Teacher / Clinical Education Co-ordinator South Wales School of Radiography

1987 - 1991 Teacher, South East Wales School of Radiography

1986 -   1987 Student Teacher, South Glamorgan School of Radiography

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Welsh Council of the Society of Radiographers
  • HPC Partner

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Currently involved in the teaching of Assistant Practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Focus on Practice of Imaging. Management and Professional Development.

  • MEd Clinical Assessment of Student Radiographers. A UK investigation on the methods used to assess students in the clinical environment. From this work a method was devised and implemented.
  • PhD: Radiographers'   perspectives on their changing roles and some implications for their pre-service education in Wales: a study of three departments. This study explores factors influencing the present and future roles of radiographers in different settings and proposes changes which should be made to radiography education.
  • Leader of the Education and Training Work Packages of the Diagnostic Imaging Modernisation Project ( WAG initiative) . This project involved a training needs analysis was undertaken and the identification of extended roles for radiographers and the potential for the future development of radiographers and medical physics personnel. The report produced described what the diagnostic imaging workforce will look like in 2011 and the steps needed to take to work towards this. Methods used: focus groups, questionnaire.
  • Leader of the project which investigated current provision for health professional CPD in HE and FE sectors. The report produced information for existing health care professionals and for those wishing to join health care as support workers.
  • Department of Radiography Research team Leader . Team researching service delivery and evaluation /professional development.