Dr Desiree O'Leary

Title: Programme Lead Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
Phone: 01782 734112
Email: d.s.o'leary@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC 1.05
Role: Programme Lead Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
Contacting me: Email
Dr Desiree O'Leary

I trained in Diagnostic Imaging in South Africa and worked there until 1992 when I began to travel extensively with my family. In 1996, I settled in Ireland and worked in St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin until I was seconded to University College Dublin in 2000. I worked at University College Dublin until 2014 when I moved to the UK to work at University of Hertfordshire until April 2017.

I have a Higher Diploma in Radionuclide Imaging from University College Dublin and then went on to complete my Masters in Radionuclide Imaging in 2002. In 2010, I completed my PhD (Medicine) in Optimisation of Mammographic Examinations. I have wide research interest and currently have 3 PhD students (2 in Radiography and one in Physiotherapy).

Selected Publications

  • O'Leary D and Rainford L. 2013. A comparison of mean glandular dose diagnostic reference levels within the all-digital Irish National Breast Screening Programme and the Irish Symptomatic Breast Services. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, vol. 153(3), 300-308. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • O'Leary D and Rainford L. 2013. A comparison of mean glandular dose diagnostic reference levels within the all-digital Irish National Breast Screening Programme and the Irish Symptomatic Breast Services. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, vol. 153(3), 300-308. link> doi>

I have a wide range of teaching interests apart from all radiography related subjects. I am particularly interested in infection control, research methods and medical ethics.