Qualifications: MSc, PGcert  BHSc (Hons).

Leah studied to be a diagnostic radiographer at the University of Leeds and qualified in 2001 with a BHSc (Hons).

Her first radiography job was at Leeds General Infirmary as a general radiographer. This role gave her an excellent grounding in radiography as she gained experience across various specialities including A&E, general radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopaedics and paediatrics.

It had always been Leah’s ambition to work in breast imaging, so when an opportunity to join our department as a senior radiographer came up in in 2003 she grabbed the chance.

Following her appointment, Leah completed the certificate of competence in mammography at the Nottingham Breast Institute. She then worked for a further 18 months, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience within the clinical environment.

In 2005, she went on to complete a postgraduate certificate in medical imaging at the University of Bradford, incorporating breast biopsy.

In 2006, Leah took up her Advanced Practitioner Radiographer role which she maintains to this day.

Following further development, Leah progressed into a management role becoming Deputy Superintendent, and more recently, she was appointed Principal Superintendent of our Breast Imaging Service.

In 2016, she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Medical Imaging.

Leah maintains a clinical roll within breast imaging, undertaking breast biopsies, an element of her job which she particularly enjoys.

She is also responsible for the operational and strategic management of the Breast Imaging Service for both Bradford and the Pennine Breast Screening and Symptomatic Breast Imaging Service, which is run by the Trust and covers the areas of Bradford, Airedale, Calderdale, Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Leah said: “This is a busy and demanding role which presents many challenges. The Bradford and Pennine Breast Screening Service is one of the largest in the country, with a large geographical footprint. I manage a team of 50 radiographic and administration staff and I am extremely proud of the quality service our team delivers.”