Medical Radiation Sciences

Johnathan Hewis

BSc HonS (DIRAD), PgCert (BE), PgCert (LTHE), MSc (MEDIM), FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging
Port Macquarie
Building 801 Room 3011

Johnathan Hewis is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging and an Associate Head of School in the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University.

Originally from the UK, he graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1998 and has worked in a broad range of clinical roles from Inverness to London and across to Dublin.  Johnathan's areas of clinical expertise include extensive experience with major trauma imaging, working in an advanced practice role performing and reporting gastrointestinal contrast studies and also specialising as an MRI practitioner.

Johnathan has been working in an academic role since 2004, holding the position of Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Course Leader and Admissions Tutor at Sheffield Hallam University, then Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead at Central Queensland University based in Mackay.

He commenced his current role with Charles Sturt University in May 2013 and is based at the new Port Macquarie campus.

Johnathan has completed a Science Bachelors with Honours degree in Diagnostic Radiography, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, a Postgraduate Gastrointestinal Reporting qualification and a Masters of Science in Medical Imaging.  Johnathan is currently a Doctor in Philosophy research candidate with Charles Sturt University.

Johnathan has a broad range of teaching experience across the curriculum of diagnostic radiography to include cross sectional and surface anatomy, patient care, reflective practice, continual professional development, general radiographic technique, instrumentation for magnetic resonance imaging and fluoroscopic equipment, gastrointestinal and contrast studies, interventional radiology, planar image interpretation, inter-professional practice, contrast media administration and qualitative research methods.

Johnathan's current teaching focus is planar chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal image interpretation within the undergraduate and masters medical radiation science courses.

Research interests include patient care, advanced/extended scope practice and the use of social media in health care research.

Current projects include:

  • Exploring how practitioners identify and manage patients with anxiety/fear in medical imaging.
  • Perceptions of clinical radiographers regarding the role of advanced practice in an Australian context.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Registered Diagnostic Radiographer with the Medical Radiation Protection Board of Australia.

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