Rhonda-Joy Sweeney



Rhonda-Joy Sweeney

Profession:  Radiographer

Current position: Professional Teaching Fellow

Years qualified: 40 years

What are your areas of interest in research? 

Mammographic Image Quality; Radiographer Visual Spatial ability

Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Novice

Why did you decide to get involved in research? 

To answer questions that will lead to better patient outcomes and improve medical imaging best practice

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? Academic peers and colleagues

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in?  Clinically based research – just starting!

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities?

Improving self knowledge and awareness & hoping to add to radiographic knowledge base

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Starting!

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? 

Talk to others who have been, or are currently, researchers

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