Professor Louise Rainford

Professor Rainfords’ background is in the area of medical imaging, training as a radiographer in Manchester, UK where she worked for a short a period. Following a move to Ireland and a twelve year clinical career in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. Prof Rainford commenced work in University College Dublin, Ireland in 1992.

Since 2009 she has been the Head of Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging within the UCD School of Medicine. She was appointed the Associate Dean for Radiography in 2016. Prof Rainford has supervised many graduate research students, including over 15 PhD students to completion. She is a distinguished teacher with awards for teaching excellence and she is currently focussed upon embedding clinical simulation into Radiography curricula. Prof. Rainford sits on several national committees, representing Radiography education and she has experience as the Chair of the Irish Radiographers Registration Board, CORU. Prof Rainford is the Chair of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)Research Hub Committee and she has contributed to numerous European committees and working groups over the past two decades. Her passion for Radiography is driven by her commitment to her profession and she has a strong record of European and international Radiography collaboration.