Claire Mercer

Claire joined the University of Salford in 2015 and is now the Head of Radiography with external roles including membership of the organising committee for the Symposium Mammographicum Conference together with several external advisory roles.  Claire qualified as a Radiographer in 1995 progressing into Mammography (2000), Advanced Practice (2002) and Programme Management of Breast Services (2003), with a MSc with distinction in Advanced Medical Imaging (2011) and a PhD (2015) centred around breast compression.  

Claire has focused research outcomes within breast imaging within the theme of Breast Imaging in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Populations: on the practical issues faced in the clinical environment, such as compression force variability and the standardisation of positioning technique.

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Breast Imaging in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Populations; Mammography related focus

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mammography, Compression, Practitioner, Pressure, Standardisation