Kathryn Taylor
Director of Breast Screening and Consultant Radiographer

DCR MSc

 

I joined the Cambridge Breast Unit as a mammographer in 2005. Since then I have undergone extensive training and now undertake image reporting, perform x-ray and ultrasound guided breast intervention and work autonomously alongside the consultant breast radiologists. I successfully completed an MSc in breast imaging in 2010 and became a consultant radiographer in Dec 2011.

My consultant role is multifaceted incorporating a clinical workload alongside teaching, professional leadership and research.

I supervise and mentor student radiographers in the breast unit and lecture students on the Cert HE assistant practitioner course at East Suffolk University. I facilitate a CPD lecture programme for breast unit staff and have organised a national radiographers study day.

I have undertaken several audits which have led to changes in departmental practice improving the patient pathway. I undertook my first autonomous research project for my MSc and I am currently leading a grant funded international project assessing mammography practice. In addition I contribute to several ongoing trials investigating both the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

I have lectured at both regional, national and international conferences and sit on both the Research Advisory Committee and Professional Advisory Committee within the Trust.