Faculty of Science


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Dr Jason Oakley

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Radiography, MSc Medical Imaging, Introductory Certificate to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, PG Programme in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Sciences (Reporting of the Appendicular Skeleton) PhD
  • Role Title: Associate Dean (Students)
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road. Portsmouth. PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3540
  • Email: jason.oakley@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty Office
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I was one of the first four full time degree trained radiographers in the country to graduate from the University of Portsmouth. My clinical career started at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester where I specialised in Computed Tomography (CT), obtaining my MSc in Medical Imaging, with CT accreditation, again at the University of Portsmouth.

I subsequently expanded my experience by moving to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where I became involved in the installation of computed radiography (CR) and the picture archiving and communications system (PACS). During this time I also undertook a postgraduate course in radiographer reporting at Southbank University and actively reported appendicular trauma radiographs for several years.

In 2000 I accepted a post as lecturer at City University in London where I obtained my Introductory Certificate to teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Academy membership (now the Higher Education Academy). Late in 2002 I moved to the University of Portsmouth as a senior lecturer.

In September 2010 I completed my PhD within the School of Computing, Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth, exploring factors potentially affecting the perception and interpretation of medical images used in Higher Education.

In 2012 I was appointed as External Promotion and Liaison Lead for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work where my main areas of responsibility were education liaison, marketing, admissions, employability and alumni.

In October 2014 I was appointed as interim Associate Dean (Students) for the Faculty of Science and in June 2015 I was appointed as Associate Dean (Students).  My role focusses on the student experience.

Teaching Responsibilities

As well as contributing to general teaching my main areas of teaching include:

  • Basic radiation physics;
  • Human observer studies and measuring observer performance;
  • Information governance


My current research interests are:

  • Measuring students’ performance for medical image assessment
  • Admissions to radiography courses and values based recruitment
  • Leadership in Higher Education

Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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