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Patsy has a background in clinical mammography, including advanced clinical practice, quality assurance, education and management. She has been a researcher at the University of Dundee's Medical School and in NHS Tayside since 2009 and and is now Consultant Radiographer in breast imaging at NHS Tayside, while continuing a part-time research role.
Key research interests are women's experiences of mammography, clinical image quality in mammography, and reducing inequalities in breast cancer screening. She is also involved in clinical research involving new breast imaging technologies, such as contrast enhanced mammography.
She has experience of systematic reviewing, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She was awarded her PhD in 2022, and her thesis work included the development of new measures of patient experience in mammography.
Current committee memberships are Symposium Mammographicum (Chair of Trustees, member of conference organising committee); EUMAM (European Expert Group for Mammography); CAHPR (Council for Allied Health Research) North of Scotland steering committee, and the Scottish special interest group for breast imaging radiographers (vice-chair).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 31 Mar 2022
University of Cumbria
Award Date: 1 May 2018
Master of Science, Kingston University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Award Date: 15 Jul 1987
Consultant Radiographer, NHS Tayside
1 Oct 2016 → …
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Mammo 50 Add On Study (Joint With University of Warwick, Manchester and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust)
1/03/19 → 1/09/24
1/07/15 → 31/12/16
Exploring Women's Experiences of Mammography: A Qualitative Study (Joint with NHS Tayside, NHS Lothian and University of Stirling)
1/09/13 → 30/06/16
Contrast-enhanced digital breast tomosynthesis and breast MRI to monitor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Patient tolerance and preferenceSavaridas, S., Evans, A., Vinnicombe, S., Warwick, V. & Whelehan, P., 10 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: British Journal of Radiology. 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)
Whelehan, P., Pampaka, M., Boyd, J., Armstrong, S., Evans, A. & Ozakinci, G., Oct 2021, 12 p. Data in Brief.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile53 Downloads (Pure)
Are baseline mammographic and ultrasound features associated with metastasis free survival in women receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for invasive breast cancer?Evans, A., Sim, Y. T., Whelehan, P., Savaridas, S., Jordan, L. & Thompson, A., Aug 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 141, 6 p., 109790.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Whelehan, P., Pampaka, M., Boyd, J., Armstrong, S., Evans, A. & Ozakinci, G., Jul 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 140, 7 p., 109747.
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Whelehan, P., Ali, K., Vinnicombe, S., Ball, G., Cox, J., Farry, P., Jenkin, M., Lowry, K., McIntosh, S. A., Nutt, R., Oeppen, R., Reilly, M., Stahnke, M., Steel, J., Sim, Y. T., Warwick, V., Wilkinson, L., Zafeiris, D. & Evans, A. J., 2021, In: British Journal of Radiology. 94, 1119, 20201105.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Whelehan, P. (Creator), Pampaka, M. (Contributor), Boyd, J. (Contributor), Armstrong, S. (Contributor), Evans, A. (Creator) & Ozakinci, G. (Contributor), University of Dundee, Sep 2021