Prof Alan Denison

Consultant Radiologist and Dean of Medical Education

MB,Ch.B BSc(MedSci) (Hons) M.Rad FRCR FRCP (Edin) PGDip (Med Ed) FAcadMEd PFHEA

Year qualified:1996


Personal profile

Professor Denison graduated from Aberdeen University and undertook junior posts in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. He returned to Aberdeen to train in Radiology. He became a Consultant in 2006. 

In addition to his clinical interests, he has expertise in medical education and is Teaching Dean for the undergraduate MBChB programme in Aberdeen University and Deputy Director of the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences. He also undertakes radiology and education research, is an Education Associate for the General Medical Council and holds leadership roles in several Scottish and UK radiology and education committees.

Professional Memberships

  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
  • Scottish Radiological Society
  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • European Association for Nuclear Medicine
  • British Society for Thoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • CT and Ultrasound-guided biopsies (e.g. lung, liver) and abscess drainage
  • General Ultrasound
  • Plain film radiography
  • Computed tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography

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