Sam is a HCPC registered, lecturer in diagnostic Imaging within the School of Health Sciences (SHS) and is also the admissions tutor for the undergraduate radiography programmes. Prior to joining City in 2018, he worked at Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust for approximately seven years, where he took on a number of roles and responsibilities. In 2017, Sam became the youngest recipient of the prestigious 'United Kingdom, Radiographer of the Year Award'.
Whilst predominately working as a Computed Tomography (CT) specialist within the radiology department, he joined a project to become the first diagnostic radiographer to coordinate the Multi Disciplinary Diagnostic Centre (MDC) for the vague symptoms cancer pathway. His 'pioneering role' within this innovative project allowed him to independently perform patient consultations, put patients onto the pathway, request and perform CT imaging, organise and discuss patients at MDT meetings and allowed him to give patients their results. Under IR(ME)R legislation he was recognised as being a referrer as well as being both an operator and practitioner.
Over the years he has published research articles on CT and has also written trust policy on CT Intravenous (IV) contrast administration. He also works as an expert reviewer for Cancer Research UK and has held positions at the British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Society of Radiographers. Whilst Sam teaches across all year groups at City, he is the module leader for the RD3034 Image Interpretation module.
- Fellow (FHEA) 2019+, Higher Education Academy
- Associate Fellow (AFHEA) 2018 - 2019, Higher Education Academy
- Certificate of Competence in Administering Intravenous Injections, University of Herfordshire, England, UK
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP), National Institute for Health Research
- Certificate - The red dot chest x-ray course for Radiographers, Northwick Park Hospital
- Certificate - The red dot trauma course for Radiographers, Northwick Park Hospital
- PGCert (Distinction), University College London (UCL), England, UK
- PgD(AP) (Distinction), City University of London, UK
- BSc (Hons) (First-class), City University London, England, UK
- MSc module (Distinction) Cross sectional imaging, Sheffield Hallam University, England
- City, University of London (2020) Enhancement of Student Experience Award (School of Health Sciences) - Winner
- City, University of London Student Union (The 25th Student Union Awards) (2020) Academic Impact Award (Shortlisted)
- Society and College of Radiographers (2017) United Kingdom Radiographer of the Year - Winner
- Society and College of Radiographers (2017) Eastern Region Radiographer of the Year - Winner
- Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust (2017) Chief Executive Letter of Praise
- Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust (2016) Chief Executive Letter of Praise
- City University, London (2012) City University Award Prize - Winner
- Penry, S. (2014). Safeguarding Radiography Education – Motion 60. Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) Society of Radiographers (SoR)..
- Penry, S. (2013). Embracing Quality Care for people with dementia – Motion 10. Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) Society of Radiographers (SoR).
- Penry, S. (2017). The Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma using Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Synergy: imaging and therapy practice, 12.
- Penry, S. (2017). Reply from the Author: CT Trauma. Synergy: imaging and therapy practice, 10.
- Penry, S. (2017). Multi-detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Trauma imaging of the severely injured patient (SIP). Is there a protocol of choice? Synergy: imaging and therapy practice, 5.
- Penry, S. (2012). Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC): The preferred Alternative Choice. Synergy: imaging and therapy practice, 6.
- Penry, S. 16031 IV Contrast Media in the Radiology Department: Trust Policy and Clinical Guideline” Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust.