Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science
Areas of Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Catherine’s area of expertise is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), particularly in educating MRI practitioners in the theoretical and clinical aspects of this imaging modality.
Catherine has been involved in MRI education for nearly 25 years. She qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 1981 and specialised in MRI in 1989. She became involved in MRI education soon after, teaching MRI courses and presenting at international conferences since 1992. Catherine has also written some of the leading books in the field. She was one of the first people in the world to obtain a Masters degree in MRI and began working at Anglia Ruskin University supporting the MSc MRI course in 1996. She has been the course leader since 2004. She also has significant expertise in delivering distance learning and supporting distance learners.
Westbrook, C., (2015) MRI at a Glance, (editions 1-3), Wiley Oxford
Castillo, J., Caruana, C.J., Westbrook, C., (2014) Radiographer managers and service development: using formal research methodologies to develop a 2020 MRI service portfolio, Radiography 10.1016/j.radi.2014.09.003
Westbrook, C., (Ed) (2014), Handbook of MRI Technique, (editions 1-4), Wiley Oxford
Castillo, J., Caruana, C.J., Morgan, P.S., Westbrook, C., (2014) Optimizing a magnetic resonance care pathway: a strategy for radiography Managers. Radiography 10.1016/j.radi.2014.09.002
Westbrook, C.A., (2012) Online Collaborative Learning in Health Care Education European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (26 January)
Westbrook, C., Kaut, C., and Talbot J. (2011) MRI in Practice (Editions 1- 4), Wiley Oxford
MRI in Practice Conference Sydney Australia (Australian Society of Radiographers)
MRI in Practice Conference Oslo Norway (Norwegian Society of Radiographers)
MRI in Practice Conference Cheltenham UK (Cobalt Cancer Research)
MRI in Practice Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Radiological Society of Saudi Arabia)