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Mr Stephen Boynes

PositionRadiography Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
Telephone01274 236318

Research Interests (key words only)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology related to Medical Imaging, Paediatric Radiography, Health Policy, Assessment of Clinical Practice.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor for the undergraduate diagnostic radiography course
  • Course Lead for the postgraduate qualifications in magnetic resonance imaging offered by the School.


Following qualification in 1981 Steve worked in Bangor, North Wales for four years before taking a senior radiographers post in Bradford, working mainly in CT and angiography. Steve started teaching at the Bradford School of Radiography in 1986 and obtaining the TDCR in 1987.

When the radiography course in Bradford moved from the Diploma of the College of Radiographers to an honours degree in 1992 Steve became the Course Leader. His current responsibilities with respect to the undergraduate course include Admissions Officers, module leadership for imaging modalities in practice and the final stage literature review. Steve also acts as the Personal Academic Tutor for students on placement at the hospitals of the Mid-Yorkshire Trust.

In 2001 Steve was awarded a training scholarship from the Health Foundation to support the development of clinical experience in MRI at the United Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and as a consequence he is now the PgCert in Magnetic Resonance Imaging course lead. This is a very successful MRI course in which student numbers have increased year on year.

Steve has co-authored the textbook Paediatric Radiography that was published in 2003 and has written a number of papers and contributed to conference proceedings on a range of topics. He is also currently on the editorial board for the journal, Radiography, the leading professional journal for radiographers. At the United Kingdom Congress of Radiology in 2012 he presented a paper on the evaluation of a clinical assessment tool based on collaborative work between himself and colleagues from other universities offering radiography education in the North of England.

Throughout his career, Steve has had a strong commitment to the profession and the professional body. In 1986 he became a member of the Yorkshire Branch Committee and between 1988 and 1996 was Branch Treasurer. Between 2000 and 2005 he was a national Council Member of the Society and College of Radiographers. Between 2006 and 2013 Steve was a member and Vice Chair of the College of Radiographers Approval and Accreditation Board. As a consequence of this activity he has participated in the approval and reapproval of radiography education programmes at pre-registration and post-registration level. In addition he has undertaken similar work on behalf of the HCPC performing the role HCPC visitor since  2003 and in 2015 he was involved in course approval in Ireland and the Far East.

Between 2002 and 2014 Steve was a member of the editorial board for the professional journal ‘Radiography’ and he is still an active reviewer for the journal. In 2015 Steve was appointed to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advisory Board of the College of Radiographers.

Study History

  • MSc Educational Leadership - 2001, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Health Sciences - 1991, Leeds Polytechnic
  • Teachers Diploma of the College of Radiographer (TDCR) - 1987
  • Higher Diploma of the College of Radiographers (HDCR) - 1986
  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR) - 1981


Should MRI replace mammography as the initial screening modality for asymptomatic women aged 18 – 45 years at high risk of developing breast cancer? A systematic review.  ASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. Published online 1st September 2016.

Is magnetic resonance imaging a viable alternative to ultrasound as the primary imaging modality in the diagnosis of paediatric appendicitis? A systematic review. Radiography. Published online: February 1 2016.

Does radiography advanced practice improve patient outcomes and health service quality? A systematic review. British Journal of Radiology. Apr 16 [Epub ahead of print].

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