BiographyMaryann Hardy is Professor of Radiography and Imaging Practice Research. She also holds an honorary professor position at the University of Southern Denmark. She is passionate about advancing radiographic practice and promoting healthcare interventions and service delivery models that put the patient first. She considers imaging to be an essential diagnostic and treatment evaluation service in most, if not all, care management pathways. Her work focuses on how to adopt new technologies and effectively engage the skills of radiographers and other healthcare professionals to enhance and improve patient outcomes. She is a widely published researcher and author, a member of the UK Society and College of Radiographers and British Institute of Radiology, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and registered as a diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC regulatory body. She sits on a number of national and international bodies and panels.
ResearchCurrent/ongoing funded research studies
2018 ISRRT Chesney Award £5000 to undertake experimental study titled “Ultra-low-dose computed tomography in paediatric urolithiasis”. A collaboration with University hospital Odense, Denmark
2018 College of Radiographers Industrial Partnerships Scheme (CoRIPS) Research Award £1440 to support undergraduate research study titled: Evaluating the potential of virtual grid technology as a dose reduction technique.
2018 College of Radiographers Industrial Partnerships Scheme (CoRIPS) Research Award £13,675 to undertake as study titled: Developing informed measures of patient centred care in diagnostic radiography. Phase 1 complete. Phase 2 ongoing
2016 NIHR: £249,925 to undertake MotiVar: Motivational Avatar to promote weight loss. Phase 1 complete. Phase 2 ongoing.
2015 HEE: £75,000 to develop CT simulation programme for undergraduate learning. Currently being further developed by Virtual Medical Coaching as a contracted venture.