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Beverly Snaith

50th Anniversary Chair-HS-Extenal Funded

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Health Studies /
Telephone +441274 232175


Appointed as a 50th Anniversary Chair in 2017 to work within the Faculty of Health and build on clinical - academic education and research strategies. As one of the few joint appointments at a professorial level, the role is shared with her ongoing clinical, research and leadership commitment at consultant AHP level at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Having been at the forefront of radiographer role development for over the last 2 decades this role provides an opportunity to utilise contemporary clinical knowledge alongside applied research skills. She leads the postgraduate radiographer advanced practice programme alongside Prof Maryann Hardy, bringing her experience in radiographer reporting to the academic setting.

Experience in strategic healthcare leadership means that her research spans a broad portfolio including service redesign, advanced role utilisation and evidence based practice.


  • Role extension
  • Advanced practice (radiography and multiprofession)
  • Clinical pathway redesign and evaluation
  • Evidence based techniques
  • Diagnostic imaging
Current research explores the utilisation of cone-beam CT in the redesign of clinical pathways, early evidence in scaphoid fractures. Evidence based techniques in digital radiography including pelvis, knee and foot.

Research collaborators
NameMartine Harris
CompanyMid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
ThemeDiagnostic Radiography & CT
DescriptionResearch partner in a number of projects


Teaching interests

  • Multiprofessional advanced practice 
  • Radiographer reporting 
  • Radiographic technique 
  • Healthcare leadership

Teaching highlights

Pathway lead - MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (radiography)

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-13: University of Bradford - PhD
  • 01-JAN-87: Bristol & Weston School of Radiography - Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • 01-JAN-99: Sheffield Hallam University - MSc Medical Imaging
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Leeds - PgD Medical Ultrasound
  • 01-JAN-06: University of Bradford - PgC Medical Image Reporting
  • 01-JAN-96: University of Hertfordshire - PgC Radiographic Reporting
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Salford - MSc Professional Practice

  • 01-AUG-17: University of Bradford - 50th Anniversary Chair
  • 01-FEB-04: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Consultant Radiographer
  • 01-JUL-16: South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw ICS - Lead Radiographer
  • 01-SEP-98: Doncaster Royal Infirmary - Senior Radiographer
  • 01-MAY-00: NHS Information Authority - Clinical Terminology Author/ National Project Manager
  • 24-JUN-87: Rotherham District Hospital - Radiographer

  • Society of Radiographers, Member (Hon life)
  • British Institute of Radiology, Member
  • International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists, Associate Member

  • 01-OCT-18: NICE Diagnostics Assessment Programme: Point of Care creatinine in imaging.,
  • 01-AUG-18: Reporting Standards (MSK radiographs), To develop education standards for the reporting of MSK radiographs. Joint initiative with RCR, SCoR and HEE.

  • 01-JAN-10: Fellowship of the College of Radiographers
  • 01-JAN-17: Cum Laude award for ECR E-Poster
  • 01-JAN-16: Editors choice for best article
  • 01-JAN-13: Editors choice for best article
  • 01-JAN-14: Alan Nichols award for best UKRC presentation


TitleA Longitudinal Evaluation of Computed Tomography Radiation Incidents Within a Multisite NHS Trust. (2022)
AuthorsAdamson HK;Foster B;Clarke R;Scally A;Snaith B;
JournalJournal of Patient Safety
TitleRadiographers' self-perceived competencies after attending postgraduate courses in CT and MRI. (2022)
AuthorsChaka B;Adamson H;Foster B;Snaith B;
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleComparison of scattered entrance skin dose burden in MSCT, CBCT, and X-ray for suspected scaphoid injury: Regional dose measurements in a phantom model (2022)
AuthorsHughes J.;Harris M.;Snaith B.;Benn H.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleA single-centre experience of implementing a rapid CXR reporting and CT access pathway for suspected lung cancer: Initial outcomes. (2022)
AuthorsHunter R;Wilkinson E;Snaith B;
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleFive years of #MedRadJClub: An impact evaluation of an established twitter journal club. (2022)
AuthorsBolderston A;Meeking K;Snaith B;Watson J;Westerink A;Woznitza N;
JournalJournal Of Medical Radiation Sciences
TitleEvidence based practice, research and the diagnostic radiographer role. An exploration of engagement, expectations and attitudes at a single centre. (2022)
AuthorsWatts H;Snaith B;
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleComparing the supine and erect pelvis radiographic examinations: an evaluation of anatomy, image quality and radiation dose. (2021)
AuthorsFlintham K;Alzyoud K;England A;Hogg P;Snaith B;
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
TitleEvaluating the potential for cone beam CT to improve the suspected scaphoid fracture pathway: InSPECTED - A single-centre feasibility study. (2021)
AuthorsSnaith B;Harris M;Hughes J;Spencer N;Shinkins B;Tachibana A;Bessant G;Robertshaw S;
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
TitleEvaluating cone-beam CT in the diagnosis of suspected scaphoid fractures in the emergency department: preliminary findings. (2021)
AuthorsColville JG;Ray A;Harris MA;Spencer N;Snaith B;
JournalClinical Imaging
TitleDiagnostic radiographer advanced clinical practice in the United Kingdom - A national cross-sectional survey. (2021)
AuthorsWoznitza N;Pittock L;Elliott J;Snaith B;
JournalBjr Open
TitleCareer intentions, their influences and motivational factors in diagnostic radiography: A survey of undergraduate students (2021)
AuthorsHizzett K.;Snaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleKidney function testing prior to contrast-enhanced CT: a comparative cost analysis of a personalised risk-stratified pathway versus a test all approach. (2020)
AuthorsShinkins B;Harris M;Lewington A;Abraham S;Snaith B;
JournalClinical Radiology
TitleImproving wrist imaging through a multicentre educational intervention: The challenge of orthogonal projections (2020)
AuthorsSnaith B.;Raine S.;Fowler L.;Osborne C.;House S.;Holmes R.;Tattersall E.;Pierce E.;Dobson M.;Harcus J.W.
JournalHand Therapy
TitleHas NICE guidance changed the management of the suspected scaphoid fracture: A survey of UK practice (2020)
AuthorsSnaith B.;Walker A.;Robertshaw S.;Spencer N.J.B.;Smith A.;Harris M.A.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleAn analysis of advanced and specialist posts in diagnostic radiography: Do job descriptions describe advanced practice? (2020)
AuthorsHarris M.A.;Snaith B.;Adamson H.K.;Foster B.;Woznitza N.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitlePoint of care creatinine testing in diagnostic imaging: a feasibility study within the outpatient computed tomography setting (2019)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Harris, M.A.; Shinkins, B.; Messenger, M.; Lewington, A.; Jordaan, M.; Spencer, N.
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
TitleVideo rasterstereography of the spine and pelvis in eight erect positions: A reliability study (2019)
AuthorsAlzyoud, K.; Hogg, P.; Snaith, Beverly; Preece, S.; England, A.
TitleExpanding training capacity for radiographer reporting using simulation: Evaluation of a pilot academy project (2019)
AuthorsHarcus J.;Snaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleHow do consultant radiographers contribute to imaging service delivery and leadership? (2019)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Clarke, R.; Coates, A.; Field, L.; McGuinness, A.; Yunis, S.
TitleVariation in pelvic radiography practice: Why can we not standardise image acquisition techniques? (2019)
AuthorsSnaith B.;Field L.;Lewis E.;Flintham K.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitlePoint-of-care creatinine testing for kidney function measurement prior to contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging: evaluation of the performance of three systems for clinical utility (2018)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.; Shinkins, B.; Jordaan, M.; Messenger, M.; Lewington, A.
TitleOptimum positioning for anteroposterior pelvis radiography: A literature review (2018)
AuthorsAlzyoud, K.; Hogg, P.; Snaith, Beverly; Flintham, K.; England, A.
TitleImpact of body part thickness on AP pelvis radiographic image quality and effective dose (2018)
AuthorsAlzyoud, K.; Hogg, P.; Snaith, Beverly; Flintham, K.; England, A.
TitleEmbedding consultant radiographer roles within radiology departments: A framework for success (2018)
AuthorsNightingale, J.; Hardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleA UK survey exploring the assistant practitioner role across diagnostic imaging: current practice, relationships and challenges to progression (2018)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.; Palmer, D.
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
TitleAssistant radiographer practitioners: Creating capacity or challenging professional boundaries? (2018)
AuthorsPalmer, D.; Snaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.
TitleIs a nurse consultant impact toolkit relevant and transferrable to the radiography profession? An evaluation project (2018)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Williams, S.; Taylor, K.; Tsang, Y.; Kelly, J.; Woznitza, N.
TitleDoctoral profile of the medical radiation sciences: a baseline for Australia and New Zealand (2017)
AuthorsEkpo, E.U.; Snaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.; McEntee, M.F.
TitleAre reporting radiographers fulfilling the role of advanced practitioner? (2017)
AuthorsMilner, R.C.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleThe impact of image test bank construction on radiographic interpretation outcomes: A comparison study. (2016)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Flintham, K.; Snaith, Beverly; Lewis, Emily F.
TitleRadiographer reporting in the UK: Is the current scope of practice limiting plain film reporting capacity? (2016)
AuthorsMilner, R.C.; Culpan, Gary; Snaith, Beverly
TitleRadiographers as doctors: A profile of UK doctoral achievement (2016)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.; Harris, R.
TitleBeyond image interpretation: Capturing the impact of radiographer advanced practice through activity diaries (2016)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Milner, R.C.; Harris, Martine A.
TitleScreening prior to gadolinium based contrast agent administration: A UK survey of guideline implementation and adherence (2016)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Harris, Martine A.; Clarke, R.
TitleStrategies for assessing renal function prior to outpatient contrast-enhanced CT: a UK survey (2016)
AuthorsHarris, Martine A.; Snaith, Beverly; Clarke, R.
TitleRadiology responsibilities post NPSA guidelines for nasogastric tube insertion: A single centre review (2015)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Flintham, K.
TitleRadiographer reporting in the UK: A longitudinal analysis (2015)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.; Lewis, Emily F.
TitleImplementing Radiographic CT Head Reporting: The Experiences of Students and Managers (2014)
AuthorsClarke, R.; Allen, D.; Arnold, Paul M.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleReducing image interpretation errors – Do communication strategies undermine this? (2014)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.; Lewis, Emily F.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleEmergency department image interpretation accuracy: The influence of immediate reporting by radiology (2014)
JournalInternational Emergency Nursing
TitleThe perceived impact of an emergency department immediate reporting service: An exploratory survey (2013)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleIs a radiographer led immediate reporting service for emergency department referrals a cost effective initiative? (2013)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Hutton, J.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleEstimating the Effect of Nonresponse Bias in a Survey of Hospital Organizations (2013)
AuthorsLewis, Emily F.; Hardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleAn analysis of survey reporting in the imaging professions: Is the issue of non-response bias being adequately addressed? (2013)
AuthorsLewis, Emily F.; Hardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleThe impact of immediate reporting on interpretive discrepancies and patient referral pathways within the emergency department: a randomised controlled trial. (2013)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly; Scally, Andy J.
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
TitleThe impact of radiographer immediate reporting on patient outcomes and service delivery within the emergency department: Designing a randomised controlled trial (2011)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
TitleEmergency ultrasound in the prehospital setting: the impact of environment on examination outcomes (2011)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.; Walker, A.
TitleRadiographer interpretation of trauma radiographs: Issues for radiography education providers (2009)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleRadiographer abnormality detection schemes in the trauma environment: An assessment of current practice (2008)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.
TitleRadiographer emergency department hot reporting: An assessment of service quality and feasibility (2008)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Spencer, N.; Snaith, Beverly
TitleHow to achieve consultant practitioner status: A discussion paper (2007)
AuthorsHardy M.;Snaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleHow to achieve advanced practitioner status: A discussion paper (2007)
AuthorsSnaith B.;Hardy M.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
TitleRole extension and role advancement - Is there a difference? A discussion paper (2006)
AuthorsHardy M.;Snaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier

TitleTeam-working within the emergency department: The developing role of the radiographer (2017)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Soulis, P.
TitleLeading in Health Care: challenging boundaries and future potential (2014)
AuthorsHardy, Maryann L.; Snaith, Beverly; Henwood, S.
TitleMotivating and engaging others: Driving practice change (2014)
AuthorsSnaith, Beverly; Hardy, Maryann L.

TitleMusculoskeletal Trauma: a guide to assessment and diagnosis (2011)
AuthorsHardy M, Snaith B
PublisherChurchill Linvingstone

TitleAdvanced Practice: Research Report (2021)
AuthorsHardy M, Snaith B, Edwards L, Baxter J, Millington P, Harris M
PublisherHealth & Care Professions Council

Other typeEditorial
TitleEnhanced practice: A strategy to resolve the inconsistencies in advanced practice implementation (2021)
AuthorsSnaith B.;Beardmore C.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
Other typeArticle
TitleImpact of body part thickness on AP pelvis radiographic image quality and effective dose (2018)
AuthorsAlzyoud K.;Hogg P.;Snaith B.;Flintham K.;England A.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
Other typeReviews
TitleOptimum Positioning for Anteroposterior Pelvis Radiography: A Literature Review (2018)
AuthorsAlzyoud K.;Hogg P.;Snaith B.;Flintham K.;England A.
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Other typeEditorial
TitleA tribute to a patient safety pioneer – Mr Robert L. Law (2016)
AuthorsNightingale J.;Snaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier
Other typeEditorial
TitleEvidence based radiography: Is it happening or are we experiencing practice creep and practice drift? (2016)
AuthorsSnaith B.
JournalRadiography - Elsevier