Madeleine’s research has two broad foci. One area of interest is learning mediated by knowledge-tools with research conducted at the undergraduate and graduate MRS professional level. This research has employed quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Her doctoral thesis examined professional knowledge updating using medical radiation science practitioners as the health profession for study.
A second research focus examines technologies in medical imaging, where experimental design has been adopted. This research currently is investigating image quality and radiation dose for new imaging technologies in the clinical environment.
Madeleine’s research has led to publications in leading international and national journals and refereed conference proceedings at international conferences in computer-mediated learning and lifelong learning.
Dr Madeleine Shanahan is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Medical Radiations, where she teaches into and co-ordinates courses. Having a sound understanding of educational research, Madeleine has utilised a research-led approach to design, implement and evaluate innovations in learning and teaching. She is actively involved in Professional Association, serving on National Boards and Panels, and regularly presents at key national and international conferences. Madeleine is a Fellow, Australian Institute of Radiography.
- PhD University of Wollongong
- M.App.Sc. RMIT University
- B.Ed. La Trobe University
- Grad.Dip.Ed.(Tert), Hawthorn Institute of Education
- Dip.App.Sc. (Diagnostic Radiography), RMIT University
- Ass.Dip. (Medical Radiography), Riverina College of Advanced Education
- Academic Member, Medical Imaging, Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) Professional Accreditation and Education Board (PAEB), 2009 -2015
- Member of RMIT University College Human Ethics Advisory Network (CHEAN), 2009-2015
- Member of Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) Fellowship Panel, February 2006 -2009.
- Fellow, Australian Institute of Radiography (FIR) awarded March 1998.
- Member, Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science (AAEMRS)
- Invited Reviewer for following journals: The Radiographer, European Journal of Radiography, Radiography
- Australian Institute of Radiography, Service Award, 2015
- Australian Institute of Radiography, Service Award, 2010
- RMIT Certificate of achievement Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2009
- RMIT Learning and Teaching Investment Fund Fellowship, recipient Semester 2, 2007
- Philips Medical Systems Award for Best Scientific Paper in Medical Imaging, 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Hobart Tasmania, April 27-30 for paper Shanahan, MC. 2006. Information literacy skills and the undergraduate student.
- Geso, M.,Alghamdi, S.,Shanahan, M.,Alghamdi, S.,Mineo, R.,Aldhafery, B. (2017). Information Loss Via Visual Assessment of Radiologic Images Using Modified Version of the Low-Contrast Detailed Phantom at Direct DR System In: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48, 137 - 143
- Shanahan, M. (2017). A pilot study investigating two dose reduction techniques for AP lumbar spine radiography using direct dosimetry and Projection VR In: Radiography, 23, 222 - 228
- Shanahan, M. (2016). Workplace Access to Journals: Is it Sufficient to Support Quality Healthcare Practice in Medical Imaging Workers? In: The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 14, 1 - 10
- Shanahan, M. (2016). Student perspective on using a virtual radiography simulation In: Radiography, 22, 217 - 222
- Shanahan, M. (2016). Utilising activity theory as a framework to evaluate the implementation of a virtual simulation educational tool In: Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016, Vancouver, Canada, 28-30 June 2016
- Shanahan, M. (2015). Mediated learning in the workplace: student perspectives on knowledge resources In: Radiologic Technology, 86, 361 - 372
- Geso, M.,Shanahan, M.,Alghamdi, S.,Davidson, R.,Alghamdi, S. (2015). Low-contrast detail phantom: proof of concept In: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47, 60 - 65
- Shanahan, M.,Lockyer, L.,Dawson, S. (2014). Towards a more detailed understanding of professional learning mediated by educational tools In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014, Tampere, Finland, 23 - 26 June 2014
- Shanahan, M. (2012). Professional learning in sonography In: Sonography, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia
- Shanahan, M. (2011). Professional learning mediated by online specialised information sources: Utilising activity theory to understand tension in practice In: Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 June - 1 July, 2011
- Determination of radiation dose and image quality for multiple body areas using GE volumeRAD. Funded by: Australian Institute of Radiography Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
- Radiation dose measurements using NanoDOT and DAP for two scoliosis imaging systems. Funded by: Victorian Medical Radiation Practitioners Education Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
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