Dr David Flinton
- Dr David Flinton
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David is a therapeutic radiographer who joined City University London in 1995. He previously worked clinically at The Hammersmith Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London before moving to Charterhouse College of radiography in 1991.
David initially studied radiography at The Middlesex Hospital in 1993. On completing his DCR he worked clinically as a radiographer being promoted to Senior I level. Whilst clinical he completed 2 modules of the HDCR before undertaking a degree in Radiography at South Bank University. At around the same time as completion of the degree he moved to Charterhouse College where he continued to study, undertaking an MSc in Health Sciences at the University of Westminster concurrently with a PGCE at the University of Greenwich. He undertook his doctoral studies at the University of East London looking at the use of virtual reality as a tool for assessment.
His main area of lecturing work is on radiotherapy physics and equipment at the undergraduate level, although he also teaches radiobiology and research methods.
EdD; MSc; BSc(hons); DCR(T); PGCE; HND
Administrative roles/Clinical activity
- Member of the Senior Management Team
- School of Health Sciences Board of Studies
- Link Lecturer North Middlesex University Hospital
- Link Lecturer Queens Hospital, Romford
Memberships of professional bodies
- Society and College of Radiographers
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Virtual reality
- Student education and assessment
- Flinton, D. (2010). Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research. In Ramlaul, A. (Ed.), Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-7020-3104-5.
- Flinton, D. and Owens, A. (2010). Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research. In Ramlaul, A. (Ed.), Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-7020-3104-5.
- Owens, A. and Flinton, D. (2010). Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research. In Ramlaul, A. (Ed.), Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-7020-3104-5.
- Flinton, D. (2009). Practical Radiotherapy. In Cherry, P. and Duxbury, A. (Eds.), Practical Radiotherapy Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-1618-6.
- Flinton, D. and Miles, E. (2009). Practical Radiotherapy. In Cherry, P. and Duxbury, A. (Eds.), Practical Radiotherapy Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-1618-6.
- Willis, and Flinton, D.M. (2016). Formative Feedback: What works for learners? UK Radiological Congress.
- Flinton, D. (2011). Electron treatment set-ups using VERT and a LINAC:a randomised crossover study looking at competency based assessment. 2nd International VERT User Meeting 13 September, Kingston.
- Flinton, D., Singh, M.K. and Haria, K. (2018). Readability of internet based patient information for Radiotherapy Patients. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice. doi:10.1017/S1460396917000620.
- Flinton, D. (2013). Competency based assessment using a virtual environment for radiotherapy. Procedia Computer Science, 25, pp. 399–401. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.11.049.
- Williams, C.J., Edie, J.C., Mulloy, B., Flinton, D.M. and Harrison, G. (2013). Transvaginal ultrasound simulation and its effect on trainee confidence levels: A replacement for initial clinical training? Ultrasound, 21(2), pp. 50–56. doi:10.1177/1742271X13481215.
- Henwood, S.M. and Flinton, D.M. (2012). 5 years on: Have attitudes towards continuing professional development in radiography changed? Radiography, 18(3), pp. 179–183. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2012.04.001.
- Harrison, G., Mulloy, B., Harris, A. and Flinton, D. (2012). On-line case discussion assessment in Ultrasound: The effect on student centred and inter-professional learning. Radiography, 18(3), pp. 160–165. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2012.03.003.
- Henwood, S.M. and Flinton, D.M. (2012). 5 years on: Have attitudes towards continuing professional development in radiography changed? Radiography.
- Flinton, D.M. and White, N. (2009). Preliminary findings on the virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT) system: Simulator sickness and presence. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 8(4), pp. 169–176. doi:10.1017/S1460396909990057.
- White, N. and Flinton, D. (2009). The Manifestation of Simulator Sickness in the Use of a Dedicated Radiotherapy Virtual Environment. CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 21(3), pp. 279–280.
- Tuddenham, S. and Flinton, D. (2006). The importance of clinical based quality assurance (QA) on an RT250 Phillips deep X-ray unit. Radiography, 12(4), pp. 314–317. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2005.07.004.
- Miles, E., Flinton, D. and White, N. (2006). Radiotherapy and Oncology: Slow going but we are getting there... Radiography, 12(4), p. 275. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2006.08.001.
- Ryan, E.A., Farquharson, M.J. and Flinton, D.M. (2005). The use of Compton scattering to differentiate between classifications of normal and diseased breast tissue. Phys Med Biol, 50(14), pp. 3337–3348. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/50/14/010.
- Henwood, S.M., Yielder, J. and Flinton, D. (2004). Radiographers attitudes to mandatory CPD: A comparative study in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Radiography, 10(4), pp. 251–258. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2004.05.008.
- Flinton, D.M. and Walters, N.J. (2004). Occupational activity and risk of prostate cancer in Ireland. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 4(2-3), pp. 102–106. doi:10.1017/S1460396905000142.
- Pettet, A.G. and Flinton, D.M. (2002). Radiotherapy related fatigue: Strategies and knowledge of the UK radiographer and nurse. Radiography, 8(3), pp. 149–158. doi:10.1053/radi.2002.0371.
- Flinton, D.M., Thorne, R.J., Waller, S., Nelson, N., Thapar-Francis, P. and Cherry, P. (2002). The effect of the recommendation of two different physical activity strategies on fatigue experienced during radiotherapy. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2(4), pp. 207–214. doi:10.1017/S1460396902000055.
- Flinton, D.M. and Desai, P. (2000). Financial implication of conformal prostate treatment. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 1(4), pp. 191–196. doi:10.1017/S1460396999000308.
- Flinton, D.M. and Pettet, A.G. (1999). Radiotherapy, physical activity and fatigue. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 1(1), pp. 11–16. doi:10.1017/S1460396999000035.
- Henwood, S., Edie, J., Flinton, D. and Simpson, R. (1998). Continuing professional development - A re-examination of the facts. Radiography, 4(1), pp. 5–8. doi:10.1016/S1078-8174(98)80023-0.
- Flinton, D. and Simpson, R. (1996). A study into the expectations of managers regarding newly qualified radiographers within the department. Radiography, 2(2), pp. 161–162. doi:10.1016/S1078-8174(96)90008-5.
- Harrison, G., Harris, A. and Flinton, D. Can teaching ultrasound ergonomics to ultrasound practitioners reduce white knuckles and transducer grip force? Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- Flinton, D., Cherry, P., Thorne, R., Mannion, L. and Khine, R. Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue Among Student Therapeutic Radiographers. SoR Annual Radiotherapy Conference, 2017.
- Singh, M. and Flinton, D. The need for simple communication in Radiotherapy: Readability of UK online Patient Information Leaflets. SoR Annual Radiotherapy Conference, 2017.
- Singh, M. and Flinton, D. Readability of on-line UK radiotherapy patient information leaflets. BIR Annual Congress 2016, 2016.
- Flinton, D. Competency Based Assessment Using a Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy. International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education., 2013.
- Flinton, D. COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENT USING VIRTUAL REALITY (VERT): IS IT A REALISTIC POSIBILITY? (PhD Thesis)
- RT1026 Radiotherapy Equipment-Module Leader
- RT1016 Radiotherapy Equipment-Module Leader
- RT2022 Management and Radiotherapy Technique A-Module Leader
- RC2021 Radiography Research & Statistics-Module Leader
- RC3002 Literature Review-Module Leader
- RC3021 Research Exercise-Module Leader
Queens Hospital, Romford
North Middlesex Hospital