The Healthy Bones Team

This is the Healthy Bones Team, headed by Lead Practitioner, Jill Griffin.

These are some of the staff you’ll meet if you visit us for a scan. All the members of the scanning team are highly trained in this speciality and their performance is regularly audited to ensure a consistent and reliable service.  

Jill Griffin - Lead Practitioner

Image of Jill Griffin Jill has been involved in bone health and DEXA scanning since 1996 and joined the team here at Derriford in early 2010 bringing with her skills and experience to support the changing and developing service we have today. Jill leads and clinically supervises this team in addition to working alongside other hospital and healthcare groups to ensure access to the Healthy Bones Service to those who need it.

Jill is also an Honorary Fellow of Exeter Univerity and an examiner for the National Training Scheme for bone mineral measurement.
Gerry Pearce – Senior Radiographer 

Gerry has been involved in DEXA scanning since 2004 and pioneered radiographer reporting for the Healthy Bones Service. Gerry also acts as mentor for junior staff and leads on Risk within the group.

Hannah McDonald- Radiographer (Rotational Staff Member)

Hannah has only recently become a member of the DEXA team. She qualified in 2009 from Portsmouth University and now wants to broaden her horizons within the different aspects of Radiology.

Chris Roach - Radiographer (Rotational Staff Member)

Annabel Ross - Radiographer (Rotational Staff Member) 

These team members remain largely in the background but are crucial to the Healthy Bones Service.

Dr Mike Mayo PhD - Clinical scientist and Head of Clinical Measurements & Innovation

Directorate of Healthcare Science and Technology.
Mike has been at Derriford since 2004 and leads the group which includes bone densitometry (DEXA scanning) and has worked with the team to develop a high-quality and patient-centred service.

Steve Holmes – Administration and Technical Support Officer

Steve is the first contact most patients have with the Healthy Bones Service whether he is on the telephone making appointments or greeting patients as they arrive for their scan. 


You may meet one of our team of drivers if you have a scan on our mobile unit. The drivers act as greeters and escorts for patients who have their scans at their own GP surgery.

GE Engineers

It is unlikely you will meet one of the service engineers however they are an essential part of the Healthy Bones team making sure our scanners are in perfect working order. 

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