Morag Howard
First Name: Morag
Surname: Howard
Telephone: 01224 263266

Morag qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1986 and worked in Aberdeen for 12 years specialising in trauma imaging and barium enema practice. In 1998 she left the ‘granite city’ to gain managerial, paediatric and CT experience in South London where she attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Radiographic Reporting. In 2003 Morag became an advanced practitioner at Manchester Royal Infirmary specialising in radiographic reporting, minor injuries and training AHPs, ENPs and junior medical staff in image interpretation. Her academic career began in 2005 when she joined the team at RGU and she was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2017. Being part-time has allowed Morag to maintain a clinical role as reporting radiographer.

Morag teaches across all levels of radiography education at RGU and is a reviewer for the School of Health Sciences SRRG, Radiography, Joanna Briggs Institute and the British Journal of Radiology.

Teaching Interests

  • Practice education
  • Trauma
  • Minor injuries
  • Radiographer reporting/image interpretation
  • Gastrointestinal imaging

Research Interests

• Radiographer commenting

• Inter-professional working

• Radiographer role extension


• Brown C W, Howard M, Morse J, (2016). The use of interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. Journal of Interprofessional Care,

• Howard M L, (2013) An exploratory study of radiographer’s perceptions of radiographer commenting on musculoskeletal trauma images in rural community based hospitals, Radiography,

• Howard M, Forsyth L (2007) Barium enema reporting by radiographers: evaluation of work based learning. British Journal of Radiology (UKRC Congress Proceedings). June edition, Page 28.

Key Presentations

• Howard M (2017) ‘Using a reflective video field diary for student assessment’, Teaching and Learning Conference, RGU, Aberdeen

• Howard M (2016) Inter-professional Trauma Simulation, Achieving Excellence in Radiography Education and Research Conference; workshop presentation, Birmingham

• Howard M (2016), Radiographer Commenting in Community Hospitals in North East Scotland, UK Radiological Congress (UKRC), ACC, Liverpool. (Invited speaker)

• Howard M, Craib J (2016) Radiographer-led discharge in a community hospital, UK Radiological Congress (UKRC), ACC, Liverpool

• Howard M, Shiner N (2016), The use of simulation make up in undergraduate diagnostic radiography education, SCSN, Fostering Healthcare Collaboration Across Networks, Suttie Centre, Aberdeen

• Howard M, Brown C, Morse J, (2016) Interprofessional simulation-based education in trauma: human factors, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna • Howard M, (2015) "The Use of Simulation in Trauma Radiography Education", International Clinical Skills Conference, Monash University, Prato, Italy

• Howard M, Binnie L (2015) “Connecting Healthcare Students in a High Fidelity Trauma Simulation’ Keynote speech, Festival of Learning, QMU, Edinburgh

• Howard M, (2014). ‘An Exploration of the Drivers and Barriers Surrounding Radiographer Commenting in the Community Hospital’ British Journal of Radiology (UKRC Congress Proceedings). June edition. Awarded best poster at conference