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Dr.Leena R David Academic RankLecturer


  • Medical Diagnostic Imaging

Research Interests:

  • -Breast Cancer Screening & Imaging -Patient Radiation Dose Monitoring -Radiology & Osteoporosis -Interprofessional education


-Ph.D. in Medical Imaging, Directorate of Radiography, University of Salford, UK (2016-2020) -MSc. Medical Imaging Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, India (2009-2011) -MBA Health Care Services, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal, India (2008 -2010) -BSc. Medical Imaging Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, India (2005-2008) Continuous Professional Education: -Certificate in Health Professions Education, University of Sharjah (Spring 2018-19) -Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, , University of Sharjah (March 2019) -Certificate Course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Methodology Aug 2012-Jan 2013
- Lecturer, Dept. of Medical Diagnostic Imaging, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Sep 2014- current). - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Imaging Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India. (Mar 2012 - Aug 2014). - Lecturer cum Coordinator, AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuntikana, Mangalore, Karnataka (Sep2011 - Feb 2012).
-Examiner -Researcher -Journal Reviewer -Academic Advisor -Clinical course coordinator -Member of Student Academic Affairs Committee -Member of Innovation Strategic Plan Committee -Member of Continuous Education & Professional Development Committee Professional responsibilities (previous): o Member of Conference Participation Committee, University of Sharjah, UAE o ISO Coordinator at Manipal University, India o Conversion of BSc. MIT curriculum to Semester system at Manipal University, India. o Introduction of advanced training in Medical Imaging Technology syllabus of Manipal University, India. o University Examinations Coordinator at Manipal University, India. o External Examiner, Reviewer of University Examinations (both Manipal University and Sikkim Manipal University).
Fellowship for Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, UK (Fellowship Reference PR202035) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK registered (RA77954). Life member of the Indian Association of Radiological Technologists (Chandigarh) (Life Membership No: LM 2240). [Affiliated to International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists}. Associate Member International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologist.
Ongoing projects Principle investigator: Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of the AI system with human readers in the diagnosis of portable Chest X-rays during the COVID -19 pandemic Principle investigator: Community and policy factors influence the decision to undergo screening mammography in the United Arab Emirates Principle investigator: Determining the impact of interprofessional education to enhance compassionate and empathetic patient care among medical, dental and health sciences students, a quasi-experimental study Principle investigator: Assessing the mammographic density patterns in relation to dietary and lifestyle behaviors among women undergoing screening mammograms in the United Arab Emirates: A national cross-sectional study Principle investigator: Knowledge and practice of Diagnostic Reference Levels, radiation protection and safety among dental professionals and dental undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates- a questionnaire-based multicentre survey Principle investigator: Data Processing with Artificial Intelligence for diagnosis of Thyroid & Breast cancer Co- investigator: Role of initial chest imaging findings in managing symptomatic suspected patients of COVID-19 in correlation with PCR lab results at screening centres of primary health care, Dubai
Shetty, S. R., Al-Bayatti, S. W., Al Kawas, S., Al-Rawi, N. H., Kamath, V., Shetty, R., ... & David, L. (2022). A study on the association between the inferior nasal turbinate volume and the maxillary sinus mucosal lining using cone beam tomography. Heliyon, e09190. Guraya, S. Y., David, L. R., Hashir, S., Mousa, N. A., Al Bayatti, S. W., Hasswan, A. A. A., & Kaouas, M. (2021). The Impact of an Online Intervention on the Medical, Dental and Health Sciences Students About Interprofessional Education; A Quasi-experimental Study. Elshami, W., Akudjedu, T. N., Abuzaid, M., David, L. R., Tekin, H. O., Cavli, B., & Issa, B. (2020). The radiology workforce's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East, North Africa and India. Radiography. Kotian, R. P., Faujdar, D., D'souza, B., Kotian, S. P., Kunaparaju, S., & David, L. R. (2020). A web survey to assess the perceived mental healthcare among Medical Imaging Professionals during COVID-19 pandemic. Contributed chapters in Self-learning study material (Radiographic Photography) for Sikkim Manipal University. L. David, S.Yadav, R.Kotian, S.Rahul. (2013) Radiographic photography (BMI205), SMU DE Self Learning Material, Manipal Global Education Services (MaGe). Evaluated multiple journal articles of Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 2018-19 Elshami, W. E., Abuzaid, M. M., Guraya, S. S., & L. David (2018). Acceptability and potential impacts of innovative E-Portfolios implemented in E-Learning systems for clinical training. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 13(6), 521–527. Abuzaid, M., & Elshami, W., L. David, Zarmeena Noorjan, Asma Abdi. (2017). Development and design of an undergraduate radiology teaching e-portfolio for clinical practice and professional development. American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging, Volume 3, No.1 pages 7-11 (2018), doi: 10.5455/ajdi.20171008024201. Abuzaid, M., & Elshami, W., L. David, Barry Stevens. (2017). Perceptions of E-Portfolio Use in Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Among Radiology Professionals. Current Medical Imaging Reviews, Volume 13 (2017), doi: 10.2174/1573405613666170105153425.
Breast Cancer Awareness and support among the public & survivors. Interprofessional education
Foster an environment of active learning Encourage student reflection and development
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