Dr Edwin Abdurakman

Job: Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: edwin.abdurakman@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Edwin Abdurakman is a senior lecturer in diagnostic radiography at Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences and he joined DMU in November 2021. He currently leads and teaches various modules in BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme at DMU. Edwin was previously a lecturer at City, University of London where he held various positions including programme director and admission tutor for radiography programmes. While at City, he involved in teaching across a range of radiography programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels whilst remains active in research.

Edwin completed his PhD in 2018 and his novel research work focused on developing and testing microbubble-based contrast agents to measure pressure variations in the human stomach with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was a collaborative work between Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham. His research interest is MRI clinical applications and more broadly teaching and learning/clinical education.

Edwin also hold various external roles which includes being a reviewer (reading committee) for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships under the Association of Commonwealth Universities, external examiner for radiography programme at the University of Hertfordshire, visiting scholar (researcher in MRI) at Nottingham Trent University and member of MR Special Interest Group of British Institute of Radiology.

Prior to this, Edwin was trained as a radiographer and qualified in 2006 with BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy from the National University of Malaysia. He then worked as a diagnostic radiographer in Malaysia for a number of years practicing various medical imaging modalities including CT scan, MRI, interventional radiology, operating theatre imaging and general radiography, before becoming a lecturer in medical imaging at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College and later on the University of Selangor, Malaysia. After awarded with a master’s degree in 2013, he took a further step in his academic accomplishment by pursuing a PhD the following year which then brought him to the UK

Research group affiliations

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research

Publications and outputs

Abdurakman, E. , Bencsik, M., Cave, G. W. V., Hoad, C. L., McGowan, S., Fairhurst, D. J., Major, G., Gowland, P. A. and Bowtell, R. (2020). Design and testing of microbubble‐based MRI contrast agents for gastric pressure measurement. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 83(3), pp. 1096-1108. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27992

Research interests/expertise

  • Diagnostic radiography clinical applications/practices
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) clinical application
  • Application of microbubbles as contrast agents in medical imaging (MRI)
  • Service users engagement in healthcare education i.e. radiography

Areas of teaching

Diagnostic Radiography


  • PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
  • MSc in Nuclear & Radiation Safety (National University of Malaysia)
  • PgC in Academic Practice (City, University of London, UK)
  • BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy (National University of Malaysia)

Courses taught

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

Membership of external committees

  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships under the Association of Commonwealth Universities, January 2019 - current, Committee Member
  • British Institute of Radiology (MR Special Interest Group), September 2019 - current, Committee Member
  • Journal of Nursing Practices and Research, Editorial Board Member

Membership of professional associations and societies

Society and College of Radiographers, June 2019 - current, Member

Professional licences and certificates

  • Registered Diagnostic Radiographer, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Conference attendance

  • UK Imaging and Oncology Congress. Online, UK (2021). Oral Presentation. Title: Analysis of Imaging Modalities in the Diagnosis of Early-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Adults with Cirrhosis.
  • UK Imaging and Oncology Congress. Online, UK (2021). Oral Presentation. Title: Humanising healthcare: positive collaboration between universities and healthcare charities.
  • Learning at City Conference 2021. London, UK (2021). Oral presentation. Title: Using service user facilitated knowledge sharing days to develop empathy in radiography students.
  • Conference of the National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP). Online, UK (2021). Presentation. Title: Do Service users benefit from university and charity collaboration?
  • International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis. Oxford, UK (2020). Invited Keynote Speaker. Presentation title: Measuring pressure in the stomach using MRI and microbubble-based contrast agents.
  • Conference of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology. Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019). Poster & Oral Presentations. Title: Pressure Measurement in the stomach using MRI and microbubble-based Contrast Agents. 

Consultancy work

External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging programme, University of Hertfordshire

Case studies

Featured in professional/trade journal. Title: The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of meniscal tear injuries. Imaging & Therapy Practice Journal. Edition August 2020.

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