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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Darren initially studied at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown (UUJ) where his BSc (Hons) was completed in diagnostic radiography. He initially worked as a clinical radiographer in Dublin and then joined the NHS in June 2000. His work at a large London NHS teaching hospital provided experience in cross sectional imaging, interventional radiology and cardiac angiography. A role of deputy superintendent in the MRI department provided important NHS management experience.

Darren completed his Masters (MSc) in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through City University London. His research project focused on stroke management from an imaging perspective.

Registration of a PhD in magnetic resonance imaging for prostate cancer is under progress.

His research role will coincide with a lecturer position in diagnostic imaging. Darren is a clinical link lecturer to undergraduate radiography students at the Whittington NHS Hospital and Finchley Memorial Community Healthcare NHS hospital. He is also the clinical co-ordinator for the undergraduate diagnostic radiography students.

Qualifications

  1. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy PR065266, Higher Education Academy UK, Feb 2014
  2. Member, British Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers (BAMRR), United Kingdom, Jun 2013
  3. Member 51176, Society and College of Radiographers, United Kingdom, Jun 2000
  4. Diagnostic Radiographer RA38551, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), United Kingdom, Aug 1999
  5. BSc (Hons), University of Ulster, Jordanstown (UUJ), United Kingdom, Oct 1995 – Jun 1999

Postgraduate training

  1. PG Certificate in Academic Practice, City University London, London, United Kingdom, Sep 2012 – Sep 2013
  2. MSc Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging, City University London, London, United Kingdom, Oct 2006 – Jun 2010

Employment

  1. Clinical Co-Ordinator for UG Diagnostic Radiography, City University London, Aug 2014 – present
  2. Education Officer for the London Assembly Society of Radiographers, Society of Radiographers, Feb 2014 – present
  3. Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, City University London, Sep 2012 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC); Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR); British Association of MR Radiographers (BAMRR)

Research

Research Overview

Darren is establishing links with a range of clinical research facilities within London. His doctoral interests include oncology management utilising MRI- Positron Imaging Tomography technology. The role of MRI PET and staging prostate cancer is an area of keen interest.

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (4)

  1. Bland, P., Wills, S.J., Humphries, S., McHugh, K., Morgan, J. and Walls, D. (2014). Collaboration and communication, developing skills for future healthcare delivery, BJR Congress series. UK Radiological Congress 2014.
  2. Walls, D., Peters, S., McHugh, K. and Willis, S.J. (2014). A comparison of MDCT techniques for imaging coronary artery disease BJR Congress series. The UK Radiological Congress Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2014: 121.
  3. Walls, D., Adams, L., McHugh, K. and Willis, S.J. (2014). An investigation into the use of Bone Scintigraphy as a second line imaging modality for patients with radiographically occult scaphoid fractures BJR Congress series. The UK Radiological Congress Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2014: 121.
  4. Walls, D., Amarchih, A., McHugh, K. and Willis, S.J. (2014). Comparison of stent safety in patients with acute ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction BJR Congress series. The UK Radiological Congress.

Education

Teaching

Courses taught on:

- BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
- BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherpay and Oncology)
- MSc Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- MSc Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management
- MSc Advanced Practice Nursing

Other Activities

Events/conferences (10)

  1. Overview of the clinical utility of 4D Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) in the management pathway of a patient with an extremity Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). Liverpool (2015).
    Description: WALLS D; LOTTMANN B Overview of the clinical utility of 4D Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) in the management pathway of a patient with an extremity Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). Poster Presentation. The UK Radiological Congress (Prize Awarded - British Institute of Radiology BIR 'Highly Commended').
  2. Measuring the success of formative learning. Plymouth (2014).
    Description: Willis SJ, Walls D. HEA Inclusive Assessment in Practice Conference,
  3. MRI Safety Considerations. Abbey Centre, London (2014).
    Description: Conference Presentation at the London Regional Study Day & Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Society of Radiographers.
  4. 4D MRA as an emerging imaging technique for the management of patients with peripheral arteriovenous malformations. Thistle Newcastle City Centre (2014).
    Description: Poster submission to the 31st Annual British Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers (BAMRR) conference
  5. Measuring the success of formative learning. (2014).
    Description: Willis SJ, Walls D., HEA Inclusive Assessment in Practice Conference.
  6. A reflexive account of academics perspectives of embracing internationalisation within healthcare education. (2014).
    Description: Willis SJ, Walls D, Khine RNM. A, Networking for Education Conference, 2014: 25.
  7. Impact of performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging under natural sleep on the inner ears of newborn infants referred from the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol. (2013).
    Description: Conference presentation at the 30th Annual British Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers (BAMRR). Co presented with Bianca Lottmann.
  8. The use of tablet technology to prepare them and inform us. Cambridge (2013).
    Description:  Willis SJ, Bland P, Humphries S, McHugh K, Poynter D, Walls D, Morgan J, The use of tablet technology to prepare them and inform us. Networking for Education Conference
  9. Tablet technology: does it enhance learning and develop clinical skills? Liverpool (2013).
    Description:  Willis SJ, Bland P, Humphries S, McHugh K, Poynter D, Walls D, Morgan J, Tablet technology: does it enhance learning and develop clinical skills? BJR Congress series. Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress
  10. The 'CASE' curricula: Creative and Active Student Engagement through technology enhanced learning. (2013).
    Description: Willis SJ, Walls D, Bland P, Humphries S, McHugh K, Poynter D, Morgan J, Higher Education Academy Health and Social Care Conference.