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AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning (2020)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Griffiths, M. (in press). AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning. Studies in Higher Education, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1716320

The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the perceptions of key stakeholders in relation to the current extent of Allied Health Professionals in leadership roles within academia. The researchers undertook an exploration of the p... Read More about AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning.

Academic Leadership in Higher Education - Initial research findings (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Griffiths, M., & Gibbs, V. (2019, May). Academic Leadership in Higher Education - Initial research findings. Presented at Council of Deans of Health Annual Summit, Cardiff

Introduction The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the perceptions of key stakeholders in relation to the current extent of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in leadership roles within academia. The researchers undertook an... Read More about Academic Leadership in Higher Education - Initial research findings.

Independent reporting sonographers: Could other countries follow the UK's lead? (2017)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., Harrison, G., & Edwards, H. (2017). Independent reporting sonographers: Could other countries follow the UK's lead?. Synergy -London- Society and College of Radiographers then Society of Radiographers-, Nov, 25-29

Introduction For many years, the majority of ultrasound examinations in the United Kingdom (UK), both obstetric and non-obstetric, have been performed by radiographers who have undergone postgraduate training. These sonographers scan, interpret a... Read More about Independent reporting sonographers: Could other countries follow the UK's lead?.

The role of ultrasound simulators in education: An investigation into sonography student experiences and clinical mentor perceptions (2015)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2015). The role of ultrasound simulators in education: An investigation into sonography student experiences and clinical mentor perceptions. Ultrasound, 23(4), 204-211. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742271X15604665

Introduction: Simulation as an effective pedagogy is gaining momentum at all levels of healthcare education. Limited research has been undertaken on the role of simulated learning in healthcare, and further evaluation is needed to explore the quality... Read More about The role of ultrasound simulators in education: An investigation into sonography student experiences and clinical mentor perceptions.

A proposed new clinical assessment framework for diagnostic medical ultrasound students (2014)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2014). A proposed new clinical assessment framework for diagnostic medical ultrasound students. Ultrasound, 22(2), 113-117. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742271X13513224

Current financial pressures within higher education institutions (HEIs) are driving new ways of delivering education and assessment. New technological developments are facilitating opportunities to rethink traditional educational methods and explore... Read More about A proposed new clinical assessment framework for diagnostic medical ultrasound students.

An investigation into sonography student experiences of simulation teaching and learning in the acquisition of clinical skills (2014)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2014). An investigation into sonography student experiences of simulation teaching and learning in the acquisition of clinical skills. Ultrasound, 22(3), 173-178. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742271X14528491

©, 2014, SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. Technological developments are impacting on many aspects of life, including education. One particular area of technology where there is growing interest within higher education institutions (HEIs)... Read More about An investigation into sonography student experiences of simulation teaching and learning in the acquisition of clinical skills.

Funding and Commissioning issues for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education from 2013 (2013)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Griffiths, M. (2013). Funding and Commissioning issues for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education from 2013

The model of healthcare training whereby the National Health Service (NHS) has responsibility for provision, is disappearing with the future direction being that of education providers needing to respond to commissioners’ requests and being able to e... Read More about Funding and Commissioning issues for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education from 2013.

The long and winding road to achieving professional registration for sonographers (2013)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2013). The long and winding road to achieving professional registration for sonographers. Radiography, 19(2), 164-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2012.11.003

The rapid growth in the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic imaging technology over the past forty years, has led to a demand for a workforce with the appropriate skills to perform and interpret the scans. In the UK, ultrasound investigations now compr... Read More about The long and winding road to achieving professional registration for sonographers.

Extending the role of technology enhanced learning within an undergraduate radiography programme (2013)
Journal Article
St. John-Matthews, J., Gibbs, V., & Messer, S. (2013). Extending the role of technology enhanced learning within an undergraduate radiography programme. Radiography, 19(1), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2012.10.003

This study was undertaken in 2011, set against a background of increasing pressures to integrate Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), both in higher education and the NHS. The primary aim of the study was to produce a user-friendly guide for academics... Read More about Extending the role of technology enhanced learning within an undergraduate radiography programme.

A study of the experiences of participants following attendance at a workshop on methods to prevent or reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders amongst sonographers (2011)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Young, P. (2011). A study of the experiences of participants following attendance at a workshop on methods to prevent or reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders amongst sonographers. Radiography, 17(3), 223-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2011.02.003

A growing number of sonographers are being affected by pain and disability associated with their working practices. Many of these individuals are scanning whilst in considerable discomfort, or having to take sick leave when the pain makes scanning im... Read More about A study of the experiences of participants following attendance at a workshop on methods to prevent or reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders amongst sonographers.

An investigation into the challenges facing the future provision of continuing professional development for allied health professionals in a changing healthcare environment (2011)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2011). An investigation into the challenges facing the future provision of continuing professional development for allied health professionals in a changing healthcare environment. Radiography, 17(2), 152-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.005

This paper outlines current challenges facing healthcare providers and education providers in trying to ensure Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are fit for practice, in a climate driven by financial constraints and service improvement directives fr... Read More about An investigation into the challenges facing the future provision of continuing professional development for allied health professionals in a changing healthcare environment.

The development of an innovative approach to postgraduate ultrasound education: An evolving process (2011)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V. (2011). The development of an innovative approach to postgraduate ultrasound education: An evolving process. Radiography, 17(1), 28-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2010.06.002

Increasing economic pressures on higher education institutions to limit the number of modules offered, together with the conflicting pressure from hospital departments requiring an increasingly skilled and flexible workforce, have resulted in the req... Read More about The development of an innovative approach to postgraduate ultrasound education: An evolving process.

Implementing a new style of learning in a taught postgraduate medical ultrasound programme: Reflections on the first year (2009)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Hobbs, J. (2009). Implementing a new style of learning in a taught postgraduate medical ultrasound programme: Reflections on the first year. Ultrasound, 17(2), 85-89. https://doi.org/10.1179/174313409X415800

The successful introduction of an action based learning (ABL) module into the medical ultrasound programme several years ago, has led to further developments using this approach. Conflicting pressures from hospital departments requesting increasing n... Read More about Implementing a new style of learning in a taught postgraduate medical ultrasound programme: Reflections on the first year.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in sonography and the Alexander technique (2009)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Young, P. (2009). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in sonography and the Alexander technique. Ultrasound, 16(4), 213-219. https://doi.org/10.1179/174313408X361199

Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) is a problem affecting growing numbers of sonographers. The condition often leads to considerable pain for the individuals concerned and inconvenience for departments struggling to cope with increasing wo... Read More about Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in sonography and the Alexander technique.

A Retrospective Analysis of the Role of Transvaginal Sonography in the Evaluation of Patients with Abnormal Postmenopausal Bleeding (2004)
Journal Article
Henson, J., Hawkins, K., & Gibbs, V. (2004). A Retrospective Analysis of the Role of Transvaginal Sonography in the Evaluation of Patients with Abnormal Postmenopausal Bleeding. Ultrasound, 12(4), 218-221. https://doi.org/10.1179/174227104X5034

Post-menopausal bleeding is an increasingly common reason for referral to a gynaecology department. Whilst the bleeding could be attributable to a number of different reasons, these patients are more at risk of endometrial cancer than pre-menopausal... Read More about A Retrospective Analysis of the Role of Transvaginal Sonography in the Evaluation of Patients with Abnormal Postmenopausal Bleeding.