Staff Profile


Dr Keith Piper

Principal Lecturer

School: School of Allied and Public Health Professions

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922425

Profile summary

Principal Lecturer - Clinical Reporting (2002 - present)

Previously (1994 - 2015) Programme Director of postgraduate Clinical Reporting programmes at Canterbury Christ Church University since the inception in 1994, when it became the first institution in the world to offer an acredited programme for radiographers.

Previously Profesional Lead for Radiography.

Previously Director of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Research and knowledge exchange

Research interests include:

Performance studies in clinical reporting and image interpretation.

The effect of education and training on image interpretation.

Role development in radiography.

Chest reporting and MRI reporting by radiographers: evaluation of accredited postgraduate programmes. Implementation of MRI reporting by radiographers into clinical practice (in collaboration with the York Trials Unit, University of York)

Teaching and subject expertise

Image interpretation and clinical reporting:

appendicular and axial skeleton; chest and abdomen; CT head,sinuses and facial bones; MRI l/t/c spine, knees, IAMs and brain.

External activities

Special Interest Group in Medical Image Interpretation (Past National Executive Committee Member and Treasurer).

Invited presentations/contributions at a number of national/international events, as outlined in Publications and research outputs below.

Winner of Beth Whittaker Prize in 2008 and 2011 for Best Poster presentation, UKRC.

Awarded Fellowship of the Society and College of radiographers in 2010 in recognition for outstanding contribution to radiography in relation to image interpretation, for

'support of the profession with practical support, high quality research of an international standard and ground breaking academic development'.   

Publications and research outputs

Woznitza, N., Devaraj, A., Janes, S., Duffy, S., Rowe, S., Bhowmik, A., Maughn, S., Piper, K. and Baldwin, D., (2019) Impact of radiographer immediate reporting of chest x-rays from general practice on the lung cancer pathway (radioX). Lung Cancer, 127, p.S13.

Piper, K., Pittock, L. and Woznitza, N. (2018) Radiographer reporting of neurological magnetic resonance imaging examinations of the head and cervical spine: findings of an accredited postgraduate programme.Radiography. ISSN 1078-8174.

Woznitza, N., Steele, R., Piper, K., Burke, S., Rowe, S., Bhowmik, A., Maughn, S. and Springett, K. (2018) Increasing radiology capacity within the lung cancer pathway: centralised work-based support for trainee chest x-ray reporting radiographers. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. ISSN 2051-3895.

Woznitza, N., Piper, K., Burke, S. and Bothamley, G. (2018) Chest X-ray interpretation by Radiographers is not inferior to Radiologists: a multireader, multicase comparison using JAFROC (Jack-knife alternative free-response receiver operating characteristics) analysis. Academic Radiology. ISSN 1076-6332.

Woznitza, N., Piper, K., Burke, S., Ellis, S. and Bothamley, G. (2018) Agreement between expert thoracic radiologists and the chest radiograph reports provided by consultant radiologists and reporting radiographers in clinical practice: review of a single clinical site. Radiography. ISSN 1078-8174.

Woznitza, N., Piper, K., Rowe, S. and Bhowmik, A. (2017) Immediate reporting of chest X-rays referred from general practice by reporting radiographers: a single centre feasibility study. Clinical Radiology. ISSN 0009-9260.

Woznitza, N., Devaraj, A., Janes, S., Duffy, S., Bhowmik, A., Rowe, S., Piper, K., Maughn, S. and Baldwin, D. (2017) Impact of radiographer immediate reporting of chest X-rays from general practice on the lung cancer pathway (radioX): study protocol for a randomised control trial. Trials, 18 (521). ISSN 1745-6215.

Lockwood, P., Piper, K. and Pittock, L. (2015) CT head reporting by radiographers: results of an accredited postgraduate programme. Radiography, 21 (3). e85-e89. ISSN 1078-8174.


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