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Mark Widdowfield

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Senior Lecturer Health Professions Education

I qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 2006 and moved into higher education in 2011.

My current role involves education of healthcare lecturers, as Programme Leader for the MEd in Health Professions Education.

In my clinical role, I have worked in interventional radiology, cardiac catheter laboratory, and computed tomography. I also worked in medical devices where I was involved in the design of bespoke endovascular devices for patients with complex thoraco-abdominal aneurysms and dissections.

I have a previous undergraduate degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, a Postgraduate Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE from Teesside University. I am also a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA).

I am currently studying for a PhD where my focus is on the day-to-day interactions of radiographers and other healthcare professionals.

Teaching and supervision

I am currently Programme Leader for MEd in Health Professions Education which also incorporates the PgCertEd, where I deliver sessions across a range of topics including educational theory and approaches, curriculum design, and assessment.

I also teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses where my focus is on research methods and I supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

I have a keen interest in professional regulation and accreditation, reflective practice, research methods, and curriculum development.


My current PhD work focuses on factors that influence decisions made by health professionals. I have a particular interest in Actor-Network Theory and its application to healthcare research. I also have interests in qualitative research as a whole and a particular interest in inter-professional working, work-based learning, and evidence-based practice.

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Diagnostic radiography
  • Professional regulation and accreditation
  • Curriculum development

External activities:

  • External Examiner – Postgraduate Certificate Practice Education/MA Education, Buckinghamshire New University (Sep 2022 – current)
  • External Examiner – PgDip/MSc Professional Practice: Advanced Radiography Practice, University of Suffolk (Sep 2022 – current)
  • External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography, University of Bradford (Sep 2017 – Sep 2021)
  • HCPC Visitor/Lead Visitor (2017 – current)
  • College of Radiographers – Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Assessor (2017 – current)

Last updated 31 May 2024