Vanessa Frost

BSc, MSc; Sonographer and Clinical Placement Supervisor

Vanessa joined AECC University College in 2020 as a Sonographer in the School of Radiology. Providing high-quality imaging services to patients whilst facilitating clinical placements for postgraduate students.

Biography

Vanessa Frost graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Exercise Science (Sports and Rehabilitation) and on graduating, started work at the AECC University College Clinic as the Rehabilitation and Exercise Centre Manager. This post primarily comprised supervising final year chiropractic students with their patients in a rehabilitation setting, but developed to providing services such as pre-season screening, performance testing, injury prevention and rehabilitation for AFC Bournemouth and the Redbull Formula 1 Racing team pitstop crew.

After referring one of her own patients to AECC University College Ultrasound Clinic for an ultrasound scan, Vanessa immediately took an interest in the subject. Subsequently, she completed her MSc in Medical Ultrasound at Bournemouth University/AECC University College.

Whilst specialising in musculoskeletal ultrasound, along with teaching at the AECC University College School of Radiology, Vanessa gained experience working in a variety of settings including the NHS and privately for a national company in Exeter. Coming from a non-traditional background, Vanessa specialises in musculoskeletal ultrasound and has a unique perspective within the field of diagnostic ultrasound.

Current Activity  

Vanessa Frost is a sonographer and clinical placement supervisor for the MSc Medical Ultrasound (Musculoskeletal unit) course in the School of Radiology. This role involves providing high-quality imaging services to patients whilst facilitating clinical placements for postgraduate students. Students come from a variety of professional backgrounds including radiography, physiotherapy, general practice and sports medicine to name a few, and each student requires a different approach to their learning based on their existing knowledge/skill. It is important to balance the learning needs of students with the medical necessity for accurate imaging and reporting for the patient. Vanessa also works part-time for a private company in Exeter near to where she is based in Devon.

Qualifications

  • MSc Medical Ultrasound
  • BSc (Hons) Exercise Science (Health and Rehabilitation)
  • Rock Doc level 1 & 2 kinesiology taping
  • REPs Level 1 Fitness Instructor, REPs Level 2 Personal Trainer, REPs Level 3 Diploma in GP Exercise Referral.

Membership

  • Society of Radiographers.

Publications 

  • Changes in gait and balance parameters in elderly subjects attending an 8-week supervised Pilates progamme. 2012. Journal of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies. 16 (4) 549-554.

Contact details

Email: VFrost@aecc.ac.uk
Phone: 01202 436505
Twitter: @AECCRadiology

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