Dr Christopher Edwards

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Course Co-ordinator, Medical Radiation Sciences

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Applied Science (medical ultrasound) (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Chris Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Ultrasound within the School of Clinical Sciences and coordinates the Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.  He is  an experienced Medical Sonographer and a registered Medical Radiation Practitioner and holds a concurrent position with QLD Health as an advanced clinical Radiographer/Sonographer.

His research focuses on understanding how new advances in ultrasound technology can improve patient clinical outcomes. This includes exploring new applications for techniques such as shear wave elastography and various quantification techniques that measure the interaction of ultrasound waves and biological tissue. He is also keenly interested in improving equitable training for student Sonographers and developing pathways for professionals to access research opportunities.

He is a Director and former Chair of the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry Board, a fellow of the Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the recipient of the 2022 - ASA research grant to support the project Optimising Ultrasound-based Liver Fat Quantification Methods, a collaboration between QUT and the Princess Alexandra Hospital Hepatology unit. He is also collaborating with Mater Research and the QLD Family Cohort, exploring the role of ultrasound elastography in assessing the placenta.

Career History

  • 2021 - present: Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2015 - present: Course Coordinator, GradDip in Medical Ultrasound
  • 2007 - present: Advanced Radiographer / Sonographer,  MetroNorth  Health District - Queensland Health
  • 2009 - 2021: Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 1998 - 2007: Clinical Radiography and Sonography positions - Australia and UK

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ASA - Research Grant Recipient 2022
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Fellow of the Australasian Sonographers Association