Following qualification from Lancaster University in 2003, Amy worked in the Imaging Department at Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Trust. She joined the independent sector working on mobile PET/CT units across England and Wales and then worked in a large regional PET/CT unit where she also acted as Radiation Protection Supervisor.
Amy joined the lecturing team at Robert Gordon University in 2010 and is also the recruitment and admissions officer for the course. Amy is currently undertaking a PhD in Higher Education: research, evaluation and enhancement at Lancaster University.
Throughout her time at RGU she has completed her MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging at Salford University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education becoming a fellow of the HEA. Amy has also been an external examiner for Trinity College Dublin and the Vice-Chair of the Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group for the Society and College of Radiographers.
Amy was chosen by the Society of Radiographers to represent the UK at the Leadership Academy for Educators (2013) hosted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is a keen advocate of evidenced based practice and has presented her own and collaborative research at several national and international conferences including BNMS 2011, UKRC 2013 and 2016 and ECR 2013 and 2015.
Amy's main teaching interest is hybrid molecular and functional imaging systems and she also has a keen and active role in emerging roles and advancing radiography practice. She teaches across all the levels of radiographic education at Robert Gordon University.
Amy's research interests include adult and higher education, molecular imaging, emerging roles and contemporary learning.
WAREING. A. & HENDERSON, I. 2015. Contemporary practice education: Exploring student perceptions of an industrial radiography placement for final year diagnostic radiography students. Radiography: 21 (2); 176-180.
DOLAN. E., HANCOCK, E. & WAREING. A.K. 2014. An evaluation of online learning to teach practical competencies in undergraduate health science students. The internet and Higher Education: 24, Jan 2015; 21-25.
Poster & Oral Presentations
WAREING, A., & HOWARD, M. 2016. Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. UKRC, Liverpool 2016. Winner of the Beth Whittaker prize for best poster.
WAREING, A.K. 2014. Educational CPD of academics: a group concept mapping & ‘touchword’ exploration. Innovate to Stimulate: Teaching and Learning Conference, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen 2014.
WAREING, A.K. 2014. Care Home Practice Education Pilot in Diagnostic Radiography. Festival of Learning, Developing the Future Workforce to meet the needs of the Scottish 2020 Health and Social Care Vision and The First Scottish Health & Social Care Team Challenge, Glasgow 2014.
WAREING, A et al 2012. Lesion detection performance of high-dose and low-dose CT acquisitions on a PET/CT system: a free-response receiver operating characteristic study. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) e-poster, Vienna 2013.
WAREING, A.K., MEADOWS, A.V., & LEADBETTER, H. 2011. A review of radiographic PET-CT education provision in the UK – Current status 2011? European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Annual Congress, Birmingham 2011.
WAREING, A.K. BRINKLEY, H. 2010. Practitioner’s local experience of working across professional boundaries to optimise radiotherapy planning for tumours of the thorax. College of Radiographers Annual Radiotherapy weekend, Birmingham 2010. Winner of best Proffered Paper.