Jerome Atutornu

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

+44 (0)1473 338670
School of Allied Health Sciences

Jerome came into Radiography following a period of service in the Forces.  Jerome is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Allied Health Sciences.  He graduated from University of Suffolk in 2012 winning the Fodder Memorial award for students; best paper proffered at the United Kingdom Radiological Conference (UKRC).  Immediately prior to becoming a Lecturer, Jerome worked in the private health sector where he was involved in providing an Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ECSWL) service to most of the NHS Trusts in the East of England.  He has mostly practised in general radiography and CT since qualification. 

Jerome teaches primarily on the Radiography courses.  He also does some teaching across the school, mainly in genomics. 

Jerome's 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). 

His current research interest is in Genomics in Personalised Healthcare, and how underserved populations are engaged in this technology. 

Jerome is the link lecturer for students at Colchester General Hospital. 

Jerome has a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Jerome’s current doctoral study is in Genomics in Personalised Healthcare, and how underserved populations are engaged in this technology. 


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. 

"A survey exploring personalised medicine among radiography academics within the United Kingdom" at the UKIO Congress on 10 - 12 June 2019. Poster presentation. The results of this survey has also been submitted for publication. 

2019: Atutornu, J, The Problem Space: Equity in Genomic Medicine and Research Globally (Ethnicity and ancestry in genomics) Proceedings of EDIS Symposium 2019: Inclusive Research and Experimental Design. Session Address 

2019 Atutornu, J, Scientific and ethical imperatives for opening up genomic research. Proceeding of Pint of Science Series 2019: Let’s Get Genomical. Keynote address. 


Atutornu KJ, Willis,S, The heart of the matter. Synergy: Imaging & Therapy Practice; Mar 2013, p4. 

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. Download  

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. Download 

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. Download 

Atutornu, J. (2019, Jan 18): Where next for Genomics? Addressing Issues of Equity, Attitudes, and Ethics 

Milne, Richard, Morley, Katherine I, Howard, Heidi, Niemiec, Emilia, Nicol, Dianne, Critchley, Christine, Prainsack, Barbara, Vears, Danya, Smith, James, Steed, Claire, Bevan, Paul, Atutornu, Jerome, Farley, Lauren, Goodhand, Peter, Thorogood, Adrian, Kleiderman, Erika and Middleton, Anna (2019) Trust in genomic data sharing among members of the general public in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. Human genetics. ISSN 0340-6717 

Middleton, A., Patch, C., Roberts, J., Milne, R., Costa, A., Robarts, L., & Atutornu, J. (2020). Professional duties are now considered legal duties of care within genomic medicine. European Journal of Human Genetics, 1–4. 

Atutornu, J., & Hayre, C. M. (2020). A Survey Exploring Personalized Medicine among of Radiography Academics within the United Kingdom. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 1–8. 

Middleton, A., Milne, R., Almarri, M. A., Anwer, S., Atutornu, J., Baranova, E. E., … Morley, K. I. (2020). Global Public Perceptions of Genomic Data Sharing: What Shapes the Willingness to Donate DNA and Health Data? The American Journal of Human Genetics, 743–752. 

Milne, R., Morley, K. I., Almarri, M. A., Anwer, S., Atutornu, J., Baranova, E. E., Bevan, P., Cerezo, M., Cong, Y., Costa, A., Critchley, C., Fernow, J., Goodhand, P., Hasan, Q., Hibino, A., Houeland, G., Howard, H. C., Hussain, S. Z., Malmgren, C. I., … Middleton, A. (2021). Demonstrating trustworthiness when collecting and sharing genomic data: public views across 22 countries. Genome Medicine 2021 13:1, 13(1), 1–12. 

Atutornu J, Milne R, Costa A, Patch C, Middleton A. Towards equitable and trustworthy genomics research. EBioMedicine 2022;76:103879.

Milne R, Morley KI, Almarri MA, Atutornu J, Baranova EE, Bevan P, et al. Return of genomic results does not motivate intent to participate in research for all: Perspectives across 22 countries. Genet Med 2022;0.

Jerome is the UoS lead for the Erasmus Radiography Student Exchange Group. 


Jerome is registered as a diagnostic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).  He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Jerome is a member of the Society and Ethics Research group: Connecting Science at the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton, Cambridge