School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Kirsten Farrell-Savage

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PGCLTHE
  • Role Title: External Promotion and Liaison Lead
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 92 845393
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer at the University of Exeter, and undertook clinical placements at Torbay, Musgrove Park and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals. My clinical career started at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and I later moved to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, where I specialised in CT and MRI. During this time, I undertook postgraduate units in Forensic Radiography, Paediatric Imaging and Research Theory and Practice at Birmingham City University.

I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2011 as a lecturer and progressed to Senior Lecturer in 2013. The same year, I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education through the University of Portsmouth and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2013-14, I undertook postgraduate units in ‘Imaging in Medicine’ and ‘Further Materials in Medical Physics’ through the Open University.

In October 2015 I was appointed as External Promotion and Liaison Lead for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. My main areas of responsibility include education liaison, admissions, employability and alumni. I am also the timetabling co-ordinator and disability coordinator for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work.

My doctoral study commenced in 2015 and focuses on the use of Values Based Recruitment as a predictor of academic attrition and achievement within health and social care courses.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Radiography courses, as well as BSc (Hons) Health Physics, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Studies.

My main teaching load is centred on the physics of medical imaging, in particular that of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. I am unit co-ordinator for Medical Imaging Modalities.


  • Simulation
  • Cross-Sectional Imaging
  • Values Based Recruitment

Research profile

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