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Expert team

Our diagnostics services are provided by an expert interdisciplinary team which includes:

  • clinical scientists
  • radiographers
  • technicians
  • administrative and reception staff.

Darren Hart CSci MIPEM
Clinical scientist

Darren Hart studied electronic engineering at the University of Southampton, before completing the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine's Clinical Scientist training programme at the Clinical Science and Engineering Department, Salisbury District Hospital.  During this time he completed an MSc in biomedical engineering at the University of Surrey and began studying for a PhD in conjunction with the University of Southampton. Whilst completing this research he worked in the field of functional electrical stimulation (FES) at the National Clinical FES Centre, Salisbury. Darren Hart is registered as a clinical scientist with the Health Professions Council.

Amanda Hicks DCR(R)
Head of X-ray

Amanda Hicks joined the RNHRD in 1997 working initially as a bank radiographer and subsequently in a permanent post. As well as general radiography, she does ultrasound-guided steroid hip injections.  Amanda trained at the Westminster Hospital, London. After qualifying, she worked in general and psychiatric hospitals in South London and the West Country.

Dr Jacqueline Shipley, CSci MIPEM
Head of clinical measurement

Dr Shipley studied natural sciences at Cambridge University before completing an MSc in medical physics at Exeter University and attaining the basic diploma of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in medicine. She then worked in the field of medical ultrasound imaging in various NHS trusts, whilst undertaking research for a PhD with the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol University. Dr Shipley is registered as a clinical scientist with the Health Professions Council. She is also a guest lecturer at Bath University for the ultrasound component of the medical physics course.