Johnathan Hewis

Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging,

  • 7 Major Innes, PT-802-2154

    2444 Port Macquarie


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Originally from the UK, Johnathan’s areas of clinical expertise include extensive experience with major trauma imaging, neuro-interventional radiology, specialising in MRI, performing & reporting gastrointestinal studies, and planar image interpretation. Johnathan entered academia in 2005 and is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging at Charles Sturt University. Johnathan’s main research interests include lived experience, image interpretation, advanced practice, and social media-based health care research. Johnathan is an Associate Editor with the Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Science, a fellow of the Higher Education Academic (UK) and the chair for the Advanced Practice Reference Group, ASMIRT. 

Research Interests

Johnathan's main research interests relate to user experience with a particular focus on lived experience within medical radiation science.  Other research interests include image interpretation, advanced practice, and the use of social media in health care research.  Johnathan has experience in qualitative research design to include phenomenology, hermeneutics, content analysis and grounded theory methodologies, and he is an approved honours research supervisor.

Current research projects include exploring the lived experience of distress in MRI and evaluating undergraduate image interpretation education in the UK and Australia. 


Johnathan has a broad range of teaching experience across the curriculum of diagnostic radiography to include cross sectional and surface anatomy, patient care, reflective practice, continual professional development, general radiographic technique, instrumentation for magnetic resonance imaging and fluoroscopic equipment, gastrointestinal and contrast studies, interventional radiology, planar image interpretation, inter-professional practice, advanced practice, contrast media administration and qualitative research methods.

Johnathan's current teaching focus is planar chest, abdomen, and musculoskeletal image interpretation within the undergraduate and master’s medical radiation science courses.

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Imaging, MSc, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 01 Jul 2010

Learning, Teaching & Assessment in Higher Education, Pg Cert, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 01 Jul 2007

Barium Enema Imaging Technique & Pathology, Pg Cert, Cranfield University

Award Date: 01 Jul 2002

Diagnostic Radiography, BSc Hons, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 01 Jul 1998

Medical Imaging, PhD Candidate, Phenomenology of Distress in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Charles Sturt University


External positions

Member, Research Committee, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)

Dec 2023 → …

Member, NSW Branch Committee, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)

Jul 2023 → …

Convenor, ASMIRT 2023, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)

Sept 2022May 2023

Chair, Advanced Practice Reference Group, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)

Jul 2022 → …

Member, General Radiography Reference Group, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)

Jul 2022 → …

Reviewer, Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences

2021 → …

Reviewer, Radiography

2020 → …

Professional Member, Medical Radiation Practice Council of New South Wales

Nov 2017 → …

Associate Editor, Journal and Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

2015Jun 2024

Subject keywords

  • phenomenology
  • content analysis
  • anxiety
  • distress
  • image interpretation
  • advanced practice
  • diagnostic radiography
  • qualitative
  • patient experience
  • patient voice
  • hermeneutics
  • person centred care
  • lived experience
  • ethnography
  • medical imaging


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