Mrs Karran Speakman


Mrs Karran Speakman

Honorary Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Karran Speakman (nee Gurney) (BSc (Hons), PgC, PgC – ClinED, FHEA) Co-Programme Lead for Undergraduate Diagnostic Radiography, University of Plymouth
Karran is an accomplished and professionally registered diagnostic radiographer with over 15 years of clinical experience in CT, general radiography, and interventional radiography. Her career has seen her working in various international locations, including New Zealand and the Channel Islands. Karran's dedication to her profession extends beyond clinical practice and is exemplified by her role as co-programme lead for the undergraduate provisions in radiography at the University of Plymouth. This role allows her to infuse her passion for the field and inspire the next generation of radiography professionals. Karran is committed to showcasing radiography as an exciting and rewarding career and aims to enthuse her graduates to explore the diverse opportunities that the field offers. Together with her team, she is devoted to providing a dynamic and progressive programme that celebrates innovation, reflecting the ever-advancing technological landscape of this field.


· PgC in Clinical Education – University of Plymouth, 2020
· PgC in Specialised Practice – University of West England, 2015
· BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography – University of Bradford, 2008

Professional membership

  • Health and Care Professions Council – Since 2008
  • Society of Radiography – Since 2008
  • Advance HE (Formerly known as Higher Education Academy) – Since 2020


Teaching interests

Karran's journey epitomizes the radiography profession's dedication to clinical excellence, education, and innovation. Her role as a co-programme lead at the University of Plymouth reflects her commitment to nurturing future radiographers and promoting the dynamic and innovative nature of the field. With her wealth of experience and educational background, she is well-positioned to lead her students towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in radiography


Trauma Imaging of the Shoulder - Imaging and Therapy Practice - 2011