Jane Arezina

Jane Arezina


I trained as a sonographer 3 years after qualifying as a radiographer and worked as a sonographer in clinical practice for many years. My main additional area of responsibility was as a mentor and assessor for the Medical Ultrasound students' undertaking their clinical training in practice.

In 2006, after successfully achieving my MHSc in Medical Ultrasound, I was recruited to an ultrasound lecturer post at the University of Leeds. Since this appointment, I have been a module leader for numerous modules and the programme leader for the various iterations of the programme from the original Medical Ultrasound programme to the current Diagnostic Imaging programme, which encompasses both Medical Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. In addition, I teach a variety of different areas of medical Ultrasound on several other programmes within the Schools of Medicine and Healthcare.




  • Programme leader
  • Module leader

Research interests

My areas of research interest include the delivery of difficult news in obstetric ultrasound practice and I am currently undertaking a research project in to this area titled 'What training in difficult news delivery do sonographers have and what impact do sonographers who regularly deliver difficult news think this has on their levels of well-being and burnout?' for which I have received a small grant from the College of Radiographers Industrial Partnership Scheme.

I am also interested in the use of simulation to enhance students' clinical medical ultrasound education and intend to evaluate how simulation can be utilised to achieve this.


  • University of Leeds teaching Accreditation (2)
  • MHSc in Medical ultrasound
  • Diploma in Medical Ultrasound
  • Diploma of College of Radiographers

Professional memberships

  • The Society and College of Radiographers
  • The Health & Care Professions Council
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

I am currently the programme leader for the postgraduate Diagnostic Imaging suite of programmes. This programme enables students to gain the skills required in order to undertake medical ultrasound or breast imaging examinations in practice. I am module leader for numerous modules within the programme and contribute to several others both within this programme and other from within the Faculty of Medicine and beyond, including Radiography and Medical Imaging.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Specialist Science Education