Margaret Paggiosi – Research Lead for Bone Densitometry
Margaret graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc(Hons) degree in Biomedical Technology in 1993. During the placement year of her degree course she joined Professor Eastell’s team and worked as an ultrasound technician for the Department of Human Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry, University of Sheffield. Following her first degree, she went on to study for a PhD in Exercise Physiology at the School of Leisure and Food Management, Sheffield Hallam University.
Margaret re-joined Professor Eastell’s team in 1996,working as a scanning technician whilst finishing her PhD (awarded 1998). Margaret continued to work for the group, taking on roles such as Ultrasound Supervisor. In 2003, she was actively involved in the merger between the Metabolic Bone Unit (at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital) and the Osteoporosis Centre (at the Northern General Hospital) to form the Metabolic Bone Centre.
In 2009, Margaret was appointed as Research Lead for Bone Densitometry by the Bone BRU and helped facilitate the move of the research group and its activities to the Centre for Biomedical Research. Margaret is responsible for the provision of the Bone BRU’s research bone densitometry service to internal and external organisations and investigators. In addition to this role, she is the Radiation Protection Supervisor for the Bone BRU and maintains a safe working environment for all scan technicians. She presents her research findings at national and international conferences and continues to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
Tel: +44 (0)114 271 5365
Emma Gosney – Research Scanning Technician
Emma graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 with a BSc(Hons) degree in Human Biology. She was immediately employed by The University of Sheffield as a bone density scanning technician, based in the Metabolic Bone Centre, Northern General Hospital. In February 2009, she was employed by the Bone BRU as a research scanning technician and moved to the Centre for Biomedical Research.Emma’s main responsibilities are to acquire and analyse bone mineral density scans in research volunteers whilst addressing queries regarding scan data.
Tel: +44 (0)114 3052059
Selina Simpson – Research Scanning Technician
Following completion of a BSc in Public Health Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam in 2007, Selina worked as a Junior Research Associate in Diabetes Research at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. She then moved back to Sheffield and joined the Bone BRU in October 2008 as a sample handing technician. Over the next 18 months her job role developed and she took on various responsibilities including study facilitator for the XtremeCT validation study, development of new databases, and ultrasound scanning for the TRIO study. In April 2010 Selina started working as a scan technician and is now trained to perform DXA and pQCT scans for all studies. She continues to perform ultrasound scans, helps to develop databases and handles the appointment diary.
Tel: +44 (0)114 3052005