Education review from the five vascular providers

Brooke Osborne

Brooke is the Program Director for the Medical Sonography Programs at The University of South ’.Australia – the only institution in Australia which has fully accredited programs for General, Cardiac, Vascular, and Breast sonography specialisations. Incorporating a Grad. Dip. in Education with her radiography and ultrasound qualifications, she has a strong interest in educational practice, particularly in the preparation of allied health students to be ‘industry ready.

Deanne Chester

Deanne Chester is the Head of Course, Medical Sonography (joint role), at CQUniversity, where she has been a member of academic staff since 2014. This role in formal education is an extension of her prior experience as a clinical supervisor. During her sonography career she has been constantly involved in clinical supervision of students and enjoys teaching new sonographers to develop their skills. This is ongoing as she still maintains a role within the I-Med Radiology Network. 

Deanne attained sonography qualifications from QUT in 2001. She has worked as a clinical sonographer in both hospital and outpatient settings, tertiary obstetric and specialist MSK centres, as well as general ultrasound practice.

Donna Oomens

Donna Oomens has been working as a vascular sonographer for 30years and during this time has been involved at many levels with training and teaching. Currently, Donna is both an academic at Western Sydney University and Chief Sonographer for Western Sydney Vascular Services. Donna has remained passionate about quality performance in ultrasound and the role mentors play in this regard. Donna has presented at many ASUM meetings nationally, as well as been a previous Chair of the SMU Board of Examiners.  Donna has spent time overseas holding vascular workshops in Singapore and working in Pakistan to improve vascular ultrasound. Looking forward, Donna hopes to remain closely involved in training the talented sonographers of the future.  

Gerry Hill

 Ms. Gerry Hill (MSc) is a Lecturer in Vascular Sciences and the Clinical Manager of Otago Vascular Diagnostics in the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Otago in Dunedin (New Zealand). 

Gerry has her DMU (vascular) and is currently the chair of ASUM DMU Board of Education. Gerry has previously served as a vascular representative for the ASUM NZ Branch. She is currently the vascular representative on the VSNZ board. She currently teaches DMU vascular students, medical students & registrars at Dunedin. She also extends her teaching to include general students placed within Otago. Her current research interest are AAA, EVAR, arterial and venous disease.

Lucy Taylor

My name is Lucy Taylor I am a multi-skilled practitioner and experienced academic who has worked in rural locations as well as city hospitals.
I not only have a background in radiography and general sonography. I am a specialist in the vascular field and have a wide experience as a practitioner throughout rural and remote areas of NSW, as well as in
metropolitan clinics.
I have taught at the University of Sydney, CQU and AIHE in both Post Graduate and Undergraduate programs.
I support my profession by volunteering for Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM).
I have local and international experience speaking at conferences with the most recent being in at Australian and New Zealand Professional Health Educators (ANZAPHE) - a scientific poster on Training Sonographers in 2018 and 2015, presented at Artimino in Sweden.  


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