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dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Martine A.
dc.contributor.authorHarris, R.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T14:29:52Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T14:29:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationSnaith B, Harris MA and Harris R (2016) Radiographers as doctors: A profile of UK doctoral achievement. Radiography. 22(4): 282-286.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15692
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractRadiography aspires to be a research active profession, but there is limited information regarding the number of individuals with, or studying for, a doctoral award. This study aims to profile UK doctoral radiographers; including their chosen award, approach and employment status. This was a prospective cohort study utilising an electronic survey. No formal database of doctoral radiographers existed therefore a snowball sampling method was adopted. The study sample was radiographers (diagnostic and therapeutic) based in the UK who were registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and who held, or were studying for, a doctoral award. A total of 90 unique responses were received within the timescale. The respondents comprised 58 females (64.4%) and the majority were diagnostic radiographers (n = 71/90; 78.9%). The traditional PhD was the most common award, although increasing numbers were pursuing Education or Professional Doctorates. An overall increase in doctoral studies is observed over time, but was greatest amongst those working in academic institutions, with 63.3% of respondents (n = 57/90) working solely within a university, and a further 10% employed in a clinical–academic role (n = 9/90). This study has demonstrated that radiography is emerging as a research active profession, with increasing numbers of radiographers engaged in study at a doctoral level. This should provide a platform for the future development of academic and clinical research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.04.006en_US
dc.subjectRadiographeren_US
dc.subjectResearchen_US
dc.subjectDoctorateen_US
dc.subjectAcademicen_US
dc.subjectRadiographyen_US
dc.subjectConsultanten_US
dc.titleRadiographers as doctors: A profile of UK doctoral achievementen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-04-16
dc.date.application2016-05-01
dc.typeArticleen_US
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