Julie Mills

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Education
Department: GSE
Research Centre/Unit: CRPL

I am a part time EdD (generic) student in yr two of the pre-thesis phase.  

Completed and passed assessments (subject to exam board ratification)

EEDD041 (Educational Research: Theory and Practice - Part 1) - Emotional intelligence and stress in healthcare students

EEDD037 (Learning Through Life: Personal, Political and Economic imperatives) - Degree apprenticeships: The right fit for life-long learning and advancement of the profession of radiography? 

EEDD038 (Critical Perspectives in Education, Training and Development) - Quality, teaching excellence and regulation of healthcare programmes in the UK: A critical perspective 

EEDD043 (Perspectives on Professionalism) - Professionalism in diagnostic radiography: A critique as to the impact of the integrated degree apprenticeship in diagnostic radiography on the advancement of the profession.‚Äč

EEDD042 (Educational Research: Theory and Practice - Part 2) - An exploratory phenomenological study of the experiences of diagnostic radiography students and their ability to raise concerns about patient care 

I believe the EdD is the best route to a doctorate for me as I work full time in the following roles:  

College of Medicine and Health (CMH) Director for Quality in teaching and learning.

In this role, I lead on the internal QA for the College of Medicine and Health, including The Quality Review Framework (QRF) TEM (Teaching Excellence Monitoring) meetings, and also on external QA reviews such as  TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) submissions and NSS (National Student Survey) action planning.  I oversee all student feedback across the college and chair the College Programme and Modules Approval Group (PMAG)  

I also lead on PSRB (Professional and Statutory Regulatory Bodies) monitoring and returns; to include MSAR (Medical Schools Annual Return) HCPC (Health Care and Professions Council) annual audits, SCoR (Society and College of Radiographers) reapproval  I am also currently involved in the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) accreditation and have contributed to the recent Medical school GMC (General Medical Council) accreditation of the BMBS (medicine) programme. 

Deputy Director for Medical imaging involved leading on the timetable scheduling of all teaching activities for all 3 stages of students, preparing NSS action plans, student feedback processes and 'close the loop' activities on the programme and attending strategic meetings as and when required.  

Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging - Module lead for stage 3 module: Professional skills for radiographers and I teach on the MSc Skeletal Image interpretation module. I also lead all employability events and liaise with our clinical partners to run an annual MI employability showcase event.  

I am a qualified radiographer and have worked in both the NHS and the private sector for 19 years.  I currently hold an honorary contract at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust ( Derriford) where I practice as a radiographer as and when I can.