Hazel Harries-Jones Hazel Harries-Jones is Senior Lecturer in Radiography, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH). Hazel qualified as a radiographer at Southampton School of Radiography, UK, in June 1976. She took up her current post based in Tamworth, NSW, in February 2011
She has had a wide experience in radiography with general x-ray, management and teaching positions throughout the UK. Her previous post was superintendent radiographer/lead advanced practitioner in the emergency department at Poole Hospital NHS Trust, which houses a major trauma centre on the south coast of England.
She gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Reporting in 2000 and led one of the first teams to provide an independent radiographer reporting service in the UK. She has lectured and been an invited speaker at conferences both nationally and internationally during her career.
She was a council member to UK Society and College of Radiographers from 2000 to 2007 and held the position of President of the UK Society and College of Radiographers from 2005 to 2006. She was also the UK Council member for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists from 2003 to 2007. Hazel was awarded fellowship of the College of Radiographers in 2006.
Her special interests include advanced practice, radiographer reporting and education of student radiographers in rural areas, interprofessional learning, and supporting the role extension of nurses and GPs as remote x-ray operators. She is also keen to see radiographers expand their roles outside current boundaries in order to help improve services to patients in rural communities.
She is currently the radiographer representative to SARRAH