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Enablers and Barriers to Delivering Person Centred Dementia Care: Perceptions and Experiences of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography Practitioners (2024)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Spacey, A., & Innes, A. (in press). Enablers and Barriers to Delivering Person Centred Dementia Care: Perceptions and Experiences of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography Practitioners. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2024.101441

Introduction: There is a lack of evidence about the experiences of radiographers providing care to people living with dementia (PLWD). This study explored the perceptions and experiences of radiography practitioners when delivering person-centred de... Read More about Enablers and Barriers to Delivering Person Centred Dementia Care: Perceptions and Experiences of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography Practitioners.

The student perspective of a research-informed teaching activity using simulation (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Higgins, R., Kaushik, C., & Szczepura​, K. (2024, June). The student perspective of a research-informed teaching activity using simulation. Presented at United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress 2024, Liverpool

Background: The opening of the new £3 million Centre for Medical Imaging within the University offered a novel opportunity for students to design a survey tool and collect data that compared the two new X-ray imaging rooms – one that has been designe... Read More about The student perspective of a research-informed teaching activity using simulation.

The student evaluation of a Research-informed Teaching activity using simulation (2024)
Journal Article
Higgins, R. (2024). The student evaluation of a Research-informed Teaching activity using simulation. Innovative practice in higher education, 5(3), Article 5

Our Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) activity has been embedded within the Diagnostic Radiography curriculum since 2013 as part of a Level 5 (Year 2) Research Methods module. Outcomes are linked to research skill development and self-effi... Read More about The student evaluation of a Research-informed Teaching activity using simulation.

Student evaluation of a blended learning research-informed teaching activity using simulation (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Higgins, R. (2023, September). Student evaluation of a blended learning research-informed teaching activity using simulation. Paper presented at Festival of Teaching and Learning, University of Salford

AIM: To evaluate this new blended learning research-informed teaching activity using simulation with the Year 2 (Level 5) BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography cohort. Theoretical framework was the New World Kirkpatrick Model used evaluate the studen... Read More about Student evaluation of a blended learning research-informed teaching activity using simulation.

Delivering person-centred dementia care: Perceptions of radiography practitioners within diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy departments (2023)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Spacey, A., & Innes, A. (2023). Delivering person-centred dementia care: Perceptions of radiography practitioners within diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy departments. Dementia, 14713012231189061. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012231189061

Despite abundant literature on the diagnosis of dementia, limited research has explored the lived experiences of radiography practitioners when providing care to people living with dementia in the department. This qualitative study explored the perce... Read More about Delivering person-centred dementia care: Perceptions of radiography practitioners within diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy departments.

Education and training of radiography practitioners when caring for people living with dementia (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Higgins, R., Spacey, A., & Innes, A. (2023, June). Education and training of radiography practitioners when caring for people living with dementia. Presented at UK Imaging & Oncology Congress 2023

Background: Despite abundant literature on the diagnosis of dementia, limited research has explored the lived experiences by radiography practitioners when delivering care to people living with dementia (PLWD). Method: A two-phase qualitative... Read More about Education and training of radiography practitioners when caring for people living with dementia.

Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Higgins, R., McKnight, L., Michael, J., Potter, L., & Dyson, J. (2023, June). Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture. Poster presented at UK Imaging & Oncology Congress, Liverpool

The term ‘positive deviance’ is used to describe the behaviour of an individual or team who are successful in any situation. For example, Baxter et al. (2016. p190) define positive deviants as people who “demonstrate exceptional performance, despite... Read More about Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture.

Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Mcknight, L., Higgins, R., Michael, J., Potter, L., Lima, J., & Dyson, J. (2023, June). Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture. Poster presented at UK Imaging & Oncology Congress 2023, Liverpool

Background: Positive deviance describes the behaviour of successful people in clinical situations (Baxter et al. 2016; Lawton et al. 2014). Diagnostic Radiography students in two higher education settings were asked what skills or attributes they fe... Read More about Breaking down barriers: Understanding positive deviance in the context of undergraduate radiography research culture.

Optimising care and the patient experience for people livingwith dementia: the perceptions of radiography practitioners (2023)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Spacey, A., & Innes, A. (2023). Optimising care and the patient experience for people livingwith dementia: the perceptions of radiography practitioners. Radiography, 29, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2023.01.016

Introduction: Despite abundant literature on the diagnosis of dementia, limited research has explored the lived experiences by radiography practitioners when delivering care to people living with dementia (PLWD). This study explored the perceptions... Read More about Optimising care and the patient experience for people livingwith dementia: the perceptions of radiography practitioners.

The House of Memories (2022)
Journal Article
Higgins, R. (2022). The House of Memories. Synergy, Feb, 20-20

Robert Higgins reflects on dementia awareness training that took him back to his childhood

Imaging Persons Living with Dementia (2022)
Book Chapter
Spacey, A., Higgins, R., & Scragg, B. (2022). Imaging Persons Living with Dementia. In C. Mercer, P. Hogg, & J. Kelly (Eds.), Digital Mammography. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10898-3_35

This chapter provides evidence-based guidance for practitioners to support them when imaging persons living with dementia. This is important given the current lack of specific guidelines and the increasing prevalence of women living with dementia att... Read More about Imaging Persons Living with Dementia.

Providing care to people living with dementia: the views of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers (2022)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Spacey, A., & Innes, A. (2022). Providing care to people living with dementia: the views of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers. Synergy news, 20-22

In this article, we outline a project undertaken following a successful application for a College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme (CoRIPS) research grant in May 2021. The aim of our research was to explore the views of radiography pra... Read More about Providing care to people living with dementia: the views of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers.

Task-specific observer performance and image quality : direct and indirect relationships in low-dose CT images (2021)
Thesis
Jessop, L. Task-specific observer performance and image quality : direct and indirect relationships in low-dose CT images. (Thesis). University of Salford

Aim: The aim of this research was to examine image quality in low-dose CT images, as determined by a range of image quality measures (IQM), in addition to psychophysical assessment, and look at direct or indirect relationships. Method: CT images of... Read More about Task-specific observer performance and image quality : direct and indirect relationships in low-dose CT images.

The impact of teaching experimental research on-line : Research-informed Teaching and COVID-19 (2020)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Murphy, F., & Hogg, P. (2021). The impact of teaching experimental research on-line : Research-informed Teaching and COVID-19. Radiography, 27(2), 539-545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.11.014

Introduction As part of the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme students learn and undertake research relevant to their development as first post radiographers (dose optimisation and image quality) within the Research-Informed Teaching exper... Read More about The impact of teaching experimental research on-line : Research-informed Teaching and COVID-19.

The validity and reliability of the exposure index as a metric for estimating the radiation dose to the patient (2020)
Journal Article
Erenstein, H., Browne, D., Curtin, S., Dwyer, R., Higgins, R., Hommel, S., …England, A. (2020). The validity and reliability of the exposure index as a metric for estimating the radiation dose to the patient. Radiography, 26(Sup 2), S94-S99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.03.012

Introduction With the introduction of digital radiography, the feedback between image quality and over-exposure has been partly lost which in some cases has led to a steady increase in dose. Over the years the introduction of exposure index (EI)... Read More about The validity and reliability of the exposure index as a metric for estimating the radiation dose to the patient.

Research-informed teaching in radiography education (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Higgins, R. (2019, November). Research-informed teaching in radiography education. Presented at "Health in Our Hands" 2nd International Student Conference, Tartu Health Care College (Nooruse 5, Tartu, Estonia)

One-day Workshop delivered to academics and clinical tutors as part of the International student conference in health sciences "Health in our Hands" held at Tartu Healthcare College, Estonia.

A research-informed teaching model for undergraduate learning and research skills development using collaborative enquiry based learning (2019)
Thesis
Higgins, R. A research-informed teaching model for undergraduate learning and research skills development using collaborative enquiry based learning. (Thesis). University of Salford

Student-centred approaches to Research-informed teaching (RiT) have been shown to provide students with stimulating learning experiences, thereby enhancing student learning. The Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) was introduced into the und... Read More about A research-informed teaching model for undergraduate learning and research skills development using collaborative enquiry based learning.

Research informed teaching experience in diagnostic radiography : the perspectives of academic tutors and clinical placement educators (2017)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Hogg, P., & Robinson, L. (2017). Research informed teaching experience in diagnostic radiography : the perspectives of academic tutors and clinical placement educators. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48(3), 226-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2017.06.002

Introduction: This small scale qualitative research study investigated the perceptions by both academic tutors and clinical placement educators of integrating the research-informed teaching experience (RiTe) within an undergraduate radiography curric... Read More about Research informed teaching experience in diagnostic radiography : the perspectives of academic tutors and clinical placement educators.

SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts (2017)
Book
Abubaker, M., Al Somali, S., Broadley, R., Lawal, O., Obeng, J., Khan, I., …Takhtravanchi, M. (2017). T. Ireland (Ed.), SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts. Salford, UK: University of Salford

Welcome to the Book of Abstracts for the 2017 SPARC conference. This year we not only celebrate the work of our PGRs but also the 50th anniversary of Salford as a University, which makes this year’s conference extra special. Once again we have receiv... Read More about SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts.

Constructive alignment of a research-informed teaching activity within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : a reflection (2016)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Hogg, P., & Robinson, L. (2017). Constructive alignment of a research-informed teaching activity within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : a reflection. Radiography, 23(S1), S30-S36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.11.004

Aim: To evaluate the learning experience of a level 5 (year 2) student cohort within a research-informed teaching (RiT) activity and to map findings against learning outcomes and level descriptors using constructive alignment. Method: An online q... Read More about Constructive alignment of a research-informed teaching activity within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : a reflection.

An evaluation of the student and tutor experience of a residential summer school event (OPTIMAX) (2014)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Robinson, L., & Hogg, P. (2014). An evaluation of the student and tutor experience of a residential summer school event (OPTIMAX). Radiography, 20(4), 363-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.06.015

Aim: To explore the experiences of students and tutors who participated in a residential multi-cultural and multi-professional 3 week summer school event (OPTIMAX). Method: A grounded theory approach was adopted. Two semi-structured focus group in... Read More about An evaluation of the student and tutor experience of a residential summer school event (OPTIMAX).

An observational study of cross-cultural communication in short-term, diverse professional learning groups (2014)
Journal Article
Robinson, L., Hogg, P., & Higgins, R. (2014). An observational study of cross-cultural communication in short-term, diverse professional learning groups. Radiography, 20(4), 356-362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.06.007

Abstract This paper reports the evaluation of a European funded 3-week summer school which took place in 2013 involving 60 staff and students from five universities. The evaluation looked at one group in detail using a qualitative approach to consi... Read More about An observational study of cross-cultural communication in short-term, diverse professional learning groups.

Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : Results from a level 4 (year 1) student cohort (2014)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Robinson, L., & Hogg, P. (2014). Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : Results from a level 4 (year 1) student cohort. Radiography, 20(2), 100-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.02.002

Aim Previously we reported on focus group research which explored the level 4 (year 1) student experience of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe). This article discusses follow up research with a new student cohort. Method An online... Read More about Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum : Results from a level 4 (year 1) student cohort.

Towards a research informed teaching experience within a diagnostic radiography curriculum: The level 4 (year 1) student holistic experience (2013)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Hogg, P., & Robinson, L. (2013). Towards a research informed teaching experience within a diagnostic radiography curriculum: The level 4 (year 1) student holistic experience. Radiography, 19(1), 62-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2012.08.006

Aim: This article discusses the level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography student holistic experience of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) at the University of Salford, UK. The purpose of RiTe is to expose undergraduate radiography stu... Read More about Towards a research informed teaching experience within a diagnostic radiography curriculum: The level 4 (year 1) student holistic experience.

Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography curriculum: a pilot study (2013)
Journal Article
Higgins, R., Hogg, P., & Robinson, L. (2013). Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography curriculum: a pilot study. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 65(3), 351-368. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2013.819562

This article discusses the piloting and evaluation of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) project. The aim of RiTe was to link teaching and learning with research within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum. A preliminary p... Read More about Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography curriculum: a pilot study.