A lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds has been appointed to the post of associate professor.
Jane Arezina, who was previously a clinical specialist sonographer, has been a module and programme leader since joining the university faculty in 2006 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In addition, Jane is an accreditor for CASE - the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education, and an external examiner for City University, London.
To achieve promotion to associate professor, Jane had to fulfil a wide range of criteria including professional reputation, high quality contributions to education and the student experience, external collaboration, active participation in groups and committees, and mentoring and support to colleagues.
Jane said, “I believe one of the major reasons for my promotion was that I received a College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme (CoRIPS) grant which allowed me to undertake a research project, which aimed to determine whether training and support would minimise the negative impact on sonographers when delivering unexpected news during fetal ultrasound examinations and improve the patient experience.
"Delivering unexpected news in obstetric ultrasound is an area of practice that I am passionate about and I hope that the research findings will enable us to change practice and have a positive impact on sonographers and make a difference to parents," she continued.
Jane's research fed into the newly published UK consensus guidelines for the delivery of unexpected news in obstetric ultrasound: The ASCKS framework.