I came into Radiography following a period of service in the HM Forces (Army). I am a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences. I graduated from University of Suffolk in 2012 winning the Fodder Memorial award for students; best paper proffered at the United Kingdom Radiological Conference (UKRC). I am delighted and proud to come back in a teaching capacity. I have mostly practiced in general radiography and CT since qualification. My teaching is mainly on the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and the BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology programmes.
Immediately prior to becoming a lecturer here, I worked in the private health sector where I was involved in providing an Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ECSWL) service to most of the NHS Trusts in the East of England.
My main interest is in the physics and technology underpinning medical imaging. This includes the emerging technologies and how they are utilised in dose optimisation (especially for overweight and obese patients).
My current research interest is in Genomics in Personalised Healthcare, and, how underserved populations are engaged in this technology.
Publication and Conferences
Atutornu KJ, Willis,S, The heart of the matter. Synergy: Imaging & Therapy Practice; Mar 2013, p4.
Atutornu KJ, Willis SJ, pECG and rECG gated MDCT coronary angiography. BJR Congress series. Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2012: 55.
Atutornu KJ, Willis SJ, Becoming a professional and developing as a teacher: a reflective account of contemporary experience. Networking for Education Conference 2013.
Atutornu KJ, Bland P, Willis SJ, The effect of exposure parameter variation during projection imaging of the chest (CXR) in obese patients. BJR Congress Series. Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2014: TBC.
S.J.Willis, J.Harvey-Lloyd, K.Atutornu, J.Grace, H.Sayer The virtual experience of enhancing employability skills and helping students succeed at gaining first choice employability posts Learning at City Conference June 2014.
Hayre C, Bungay H, Jeffery C, Cobb C, Atutornu J. Can placing lead-rubber inferolateral to the light beam diaphragm limit ionising radiation to multiple radiosensitive organs? Radiogr (London, Engl 1995) [Internet]. 2018 Feb 1 [cited 2018 Mar 20];24(1):15–21. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29306369
Atutornu, J and Hayre, C.M. (2018) Personalised Medicine and Medical Imaging: Opportunities and Challenges for Contemporary Healthcare. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Middleton, A., Milne, R., Thorogood, A., Kleiderman, E., Niemiec, E., Prainsack, B., Farley, L., Bevan, P., Steed, C., Smith, J., Vears, D., Atutornu, J., Howard, H. and Morley, K. (2018). Attitudes of publics who are unwilling to donate DNA data for research. European Journal of Medical Genetics.
Atutornu, J. (2019, Jan 18): Where next for Genomics? Addressing Issues of Equity, Attitudes, and Ethics