Staff Profile


Mrs Gillian Dolbear

Principal Lecturer (Learning and Teaching)

School: School of Allied and Public Health Professions

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922085

Profile summary

Gill Dolbear is the Academic Group Leader for the Diagnostic Imaging Group within the Department of Allied & Public Health Professions at Canterbury Christ Church University. 

Qualifying as a radiographer at the Kent and Canterbury School of Radiography in 1982, Gill has held a variety of clinical posts before becoming a specialist clinician in ultrasound and computerised tomography. Gill gained her Diploma in Medical Ultrasound at the Middlesex School of Radiography in 1987 and, in 2002, successfully completed an MSc in Interprofessional Health and Community Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University College.

In 2001 she was seconded to what was then Canterbury Christ Church University College as Practice Placement Co-ordinator to carry out a research project on the radiography undergraduate clinical placements. The project was published in 2003 and it was at this time that Gill moved into the world of Allied Health Professions education as the Programme Director for the MSc Medical Imaging Programme at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Teaching and subject expertise

Gill's areas of teaching expertise are diagnostic radiography and medical ultrasound. Her areas of subject expertise are diagnostic radiography and medical ultrasound education, along with programme design and accreditation.

External activities

Gill has served on the Society and College of Radiographers UK Council since 2005 and was President of the SCoR from July 2009 to July 2010. She has also served on the Allied Health Professions Federation from November 2008 to May 2012; acting as Chair of the AHPF from May 2010 to May 2012.

Gill has been a member of the British Medical Ultrasound Society since 2000 and chaired the SCoR Ultrasound Advisory Group from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 she became one of the SCoR representatives on the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education and remains in this role as a CASE accreditor. 

Publications and research outputs

Dolbear, G. & Harrison, G. (2019) Standards for Sonographic Education. Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education

Lockwood, L. & Dolbear, G. (2018) Nuclear medicine Image interpretation by radiographers: Findings of an accredited postgraduate module Radiography 2018

Lockwood, L. & Dolbear, G. (2018) Image interpretation by radiographers in brain, spine and knee MRI examinations: Findings from an accredited postgraduate module Radiography 2018; 24: 370-375

Hopkinson, G., Lockwood, P. & Dolbear, G. (2018) Evaluation of an equilibrium phase free-breathing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI prototype sequence compared to traditional breath-held MRI acquisition in liver oncology patients Radiography 2018; 24 (3) 1-8

Bhoobalan, S., Chakravartty, R., Dolbear, G. & Al-Janabi, M. (2013) Correlation between the clinical pretest probability score and the lung ventilation and perfusion scan probability Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine 28 221-225

Dolbear, G. (2012) e-Learning for Healthcare Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound module

Dolbear, G. & Evans, R. (2010) Radiography by the President and Chief Executive of the SCoR: 90 years down – a health check on progress Radiography 16(1) 171-172

Freeman, C. & Dolbear, G. (2009) Society & College of Radiographers: Mentorship Guidance and Advice

Dolbear, G. (2005) Clinical Placement: Capacity and Quality Synergy 19-22

Mureva, S. & Dolbear, G. (2005) Contrast Enhanced Imaging in the Diagnosis of Liver Haemangioma Synergy 4-9

King, S. & Dolbear, G. (2005) Paget’s Disease: A Case Study Synergy 12-15

Lockwood, P. & Dolbear, G. (2005) Clinical and Diagnostic Skills: Osteosarcoma Synergy 8-13

Meadows, S. & Dolbear, G. (2005) A Case Study to Evaluate the Critical Pathway Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pancreatitis Synergy 12-17

Costea, A. & Dolbear, G. (2005) Autosomal Dominant Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease Synergy 14-19


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