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Professor Beverley Snaith

PositionClinical Professor of Radiography
DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
Feedback HoursJoint appointment with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (usual UoB: Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Telephone01274 232175

Research Interests (key words only)

Advanced Practice, Radiography, Imaging, Clinical Pathways, Point of Care Testing.


Bev trained as a radiographer in Bristol before returning to her native Yorkshire. She extended her scope of practice to become one of the early cohort of radiographers to independently report radiographs and in 2004 was appointed as one of the first consultant radiographers in the UK. She continues to practice clinically.

She has a strong track record of research and publication, and is recognised internationally for her work on role development. Her appointment as the first Clinical Professor of Radiography establishes clinical-academic links between the University of Bradford and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals.

Study History

  • 2013 PhD, University of Bradford
  • 2010 PgD in Medical Ultrasound, University of Leeds
  • 2010 MSc Professional Practice, University of Salford
  • 2006 PgC Interpretation of Chest & Abdomen, University of Bradford
  • 1999 MSc Medical Imaging, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 1996 PgC in Radiographic Reporting, University of Hertfordshire DCR, Bristol & Weston School of Radiography

Professional History

  • 2016-present Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Salford
  • 2016-present Radiography Clinical Lead, South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw ICS (0.2WTE secondment)
  • 2012-2017 Lead Consultant Radiographer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHST
  • 2010-2017 Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bradford
  • 2004-2012 Consultant Radiographer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHST
  • 2002-2004 Clinical Specialist Radiographer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHST
  • 2000-2002 Terminology Author & Health Informatics Project Manager, NHS Information Author
  • 1990-2001 Radiographer & Senior Radiographer, Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  • 1987-1990 Radiographer, Rotherham District Hospital

Research Areas

  • Skill mix, particularly the impact of advance practice
  • Clinical pathway redesign
  • Radiographic technique

Current Projects

  • Delivering clinical radiographer reporting education in a collaborative training environment: An evaluation of a pilot programme. SYB ICS project. (in analysis)

  • A pilot study to compare supine and erect pelvis radiographs – assessment of impact on radiation dose and diagnostic markers (SEPRAIDD). CoRIPS research grant £4,725.83. (in write up) 

  • Streamlining cross-sectional imaging pathways (SCIPs): A feasibility and economic modelling study of point of care creatinine testing in radiology. National Cancer Diagnostic Capacity Fund £115,297.54. (in write up)

  • Method comparison and bias estimation of point of care creatinine tests against standard of care laboratory testing by enzymatic method (BEPoCC). Y&H AHSN award £9,600

  • Mapping the evolution of technique in orthopaedic radiography (METeOR). CoRIPS research grant £9,544.98. (in write up) - Improving neonatal chest radiography: an evaluation of image acquisition techniques, dose and technical quality. ISRRT £2,500

Research Collaborations

Radiology Point of Care Creatinine (RadPOCC) research programme is being undertaken in colleaboration with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals, NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative (Leeds) and University of Leeds. Research examining the potential impact of erect pelvis radiographic technique (including SEPPRAID study) is a collaboration with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Salford.



Hardy M, Snaith B. Beyond red dot…..! A guide to musculoskeletal injuries. Inprint and Design 2005. Hardy M, Snaith B (Eds).

Musculoskeletal trauma: A guide to assessment and diagnosis. Churchill Livingstone 2010.

Book chapters

Snaith B, Hardy M. Motivating and engaging others: Driving practice change. Chapter in: Henwood S (Ed) Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care. Taylor and Francis 2014.

Hardy M, Snaith B, Henwood S. Leading in Health Care: challenging boundaries and future potential. Chapter in: Henwood S (Ed) Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care. Taylor and Francis 2014.

Snaith B, Soulis P. Teamworking within the emergency departmeny: the developing role of the radiographer. Chapter in International Day of Radiology – Emergency Imaging. European Society of Radiology 2017.

Peer reviewed journal publications (since 2015)

Snaith B, Williams S, Tsang Y, Taylor K, Kelly J, Woznitza N. Is a nurse consultant impact toolkit relevant and transferrable from nursing to the radiography profession? An evaluation project. Radiography DOI:

Alzyoud K, Hogg P, Snaith B, Flintham K, England A. Optimum positioning for anteroposterior pelvis radiography: a literature review. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences DOI:

Snaith B, Harris MA, Shinkins B, Jordaan M, Lewington A, Messenger MP. Point of care creatinine testing for kidney function measurement prior to contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging: An evaluation of the performance of three systems for clinical utility. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine DOI:

Palmer D, Harris MA, Snaith B. Assistant Radiographer Practitioners: creating capacity or challenging professional boundaries? Radiography DOI:


Ekpo E, Snaith B, Harris M, McEntee M. Doctoral profile of the Medical Radiation Sciences: A baseline for Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Radiation Science 2017; 64: 195–202.

Milner RC, Snaith B. Are Reporting Radiographers fulfilling the role of Advanced Practitioner? Radiography 2017; 23: 48-54.

Harris MA, Snaith B, Clarke R. National UK survey assessing renal function prior to contrast enhanced CT. British Journal of Radiology 2016; 89: DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20160077.

Snaith B, Harris MA, Clarke R. Screening prior to gadolinium based contrast agent administration: A UK survey of guideline implementation and adherence. Radiography 2016; 22: S24-7.

Milner RC, Culpan DG, Snaith B. Radiographer reporting in the UK: Is the current scope of practice limiting plain film reporting capacity? British Journal of Radiology 2016; 89: DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20160228.

Snaith B, Milner RC, Harris MA. Beyond image interpretation: capturing the impact of advanced practitioner radiographers. Radiography 2016; 22: e233-e238.

Snaith B, Harris MA, Harris R. Radiographers as Doctors: a profile of UK doctoral achievement. Radiography 2016; 22: 282-6.

Hardy M, Flintham K, Snaith B, Lewis E. The impact of image test bank construction on radiographic interpretation outcomes: a comparison study. Radiography 2016; 22: 166-70.

Snaith B, Lewis E, Hardy M. Radiographer reporting in the UK: A longitudinal analysis. Radiography 2015; 21:119-23.

Snaith B, Flintham K. Radiology responsibilities post NPSA guidelines for nasogastric tubes: A single centre review. Radiography 2015; 21: 11-5.

Editorials (since 2015)

Snaith B. Evidence based radiography: Is it happening or are we experiencing practice creep and practice drift? Radiography 2016; 22: 267-8.

Nightingale J, Snaith B. Editorial. A tribute to a Patient Safety Pioneer Mr Robert L. Law DCR(R). Radiography 2016; 22: S1-2.

Letters and responses (since 2015)

Milner RC, Snaith B. Response to letter by Roe et al. regarding a previous article by ourselves; Are reporting radiographers fulfilling the role of advanced practitioner? Radiography (in press)

Snaith B. Pierson J, Osborne C, Kan A, Morrissey S, Harris M, Snaith B, Winter G, Wolstenhulme S. Letter to the editor. Radiography 2017; 23: 268.

Milner R, Harris M, Field L, Morrissey S, Snaith B. Letter in response to: Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: The Scottish perspective. Radiography 2016; 22: 263.

Lewis E, Pool J, Tsegu A, Flintham K, Harris M, Snaith B Letter in response to: An observational study based on the interaction between the paediatric patient and radiographer. Radiography 2016; 22: 100.

Tsegu A, Fowler L, Field L, Clarke R, Snaith B, Lewis E. Letter in response to: Factors that influence radiographers decisions to pursue postgraduate study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science 2015; 46: 124.

Letter in response to ‘Research papers by radiographers and radiation therapists: An Australian perspective’ Journal of Medical Radiation Science 2014; 61: 60.


Outcomes from a previous NIHR RfPB study completed in 2010 (PB-PG-0407-13033 The impact of radiographer immediate reporting on patient outcomes and service delivery within the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial) have been identified as high quality and have informed NICE guidance for fracture treatment recently published. Please see, pages 115-123.

Previous studies looking at radiographer reporting and commenting have informed professional guidance document published by UK and international professional bodies.

In the News/Media

The ongoing research programme examining the potential impact of point of care testing for renal function in radiology was the subject of a YouTube video compiled by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

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