Julie Nightingale PhD, MSc, DCR(R), is a registered diagnostic radiographer and radiography educator holding the position of Director of Radiography / Head of Department at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (UK). With a specialist interest in promoting practitioner-led gastrointestinal imaging, she has developed and delivered a range of programs at the Masters Level, including a unique UK module promoting best practice in practitioner-led videofluoroscopy. She was a founding member and former Chair of the UK-based Gastrointestinal Imaging Radiographers Special Interest Group (GIRSIG), and has organized several multi-disciplinary conferences related to GI Imaging.
Research interests and publications have centered upon advanced and non-medical consultant practice, including associated risks and benefits and the impact upon patient care. She has previously edited two textbooks related to advanced practice. Her teaching focus is related to anatomy and physiology, health care ethics, medico-legal issues, and research methodology. She is currently leading a research group exploring the patient experience of radiology investigations, including radiological management of the obese patient.