Nancy Sims

Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

School of Allied Health Sciences
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Nancy joined the Diagnostic Radiography team in March of 2020.  Initially, she was employed by the University part-time, balancing her role with also working on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.  While working clinically she particularly enjoyed her time working alongside the Emergency depart the performing CT scans for urgent care and trauma.  She also took pleasure in her more technical duties, being responsible for the quality assurance of all plain film X-ray machines within her hospital. 

Nancy came to Radiography as a second career after initially studying a degree in Human Communication and working within international risk management for a multinational finance company.  Here she developed an enthusiasm for the intelligent use of computerised systems and often did long stints abroad, in countries including Italy, Spain and India.  However, she interrupted this role to become a carer for her terminally ill mother.  Never regretting this choice, she is now hugely passionate about contributing to enhancing the quality of patient-centred care that diagnostic radiography service users receive.  

Upon graduation of her Diagnostic Radiography course, Nancy received first class honours, also receiving the Student of the Year Award from her University.  Her teaching interests include the foundations of the physics of radiation, computerised tomography, and enhancing the respect and dignity of the service user.  

Nancy recently completed an HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Internship.  Here she explored her interest in the experience of the morbidly obese service user.  Currently she is working on an analysis of survey data in project sponsored by the College of Radiographers Industrial Partnership Scheme and Autistica, which is exploring the experiences of autistic children within radiography.  

Member of the Society of Radiographer 
Registrant of the HCPC