• 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Dr Diane Dickson is a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging and Head of Department for Podiatry and Radiography in the School of Health and Life Sciences.

Diane joined GCU in 2012 as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging from a clinical sonographer role from Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018 and appointed Head of Department in 2021. Diane successfully completed her PhD in 2020 and is an active member of the musculoskeletal rehabilitation research group with research interest in the role of ultrasound imaging in arthritis. Diane continues to work for the NHS supporting ultrasound services and is a lead collaborator in the National Ultrasound trraining programme at NHS Scotland Academy. 

Diane is responsible for the strategic leadership of a wide range of teaching and learning across the Department of Podiatry and Radiography and the wider School of Health and Life Sciences.

Diane leads the education and training for the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening course and introduced the department’s first-ever transnational education programme in the United Arab Emirates.

She currently acts as an external accreditor for the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) and is a member of the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening lead screener and workforce group.

Current doctoral supervision includes projects on measurements of inflammatory foot disease in rheumatoid arthritis and enabling imaging technologies in osteoarthritis. 

Diane is currently leading a College of Radiographers industry partnership funded project to evaluate the perceptions and experiences of the first cohort of students who undertake clinical training within the new National Ultrasound Training Programme, and their mentors.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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