Mrs Michelle Fenech Medical and Imaging Sciences / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Medical Sonography

Contact Details

Email: m.fenech@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3295 1180 - Ext: 51180

Office Location

Level 8 160 Ann Street

About Me

Background

Michelle has an  undergraduate qualification in Medical Imaging Technology (with Distinction) (QUT)

Michelle worked as a Radiographer and specialised in MRI at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.

Michelle has been involved in ultrasound for the last 20 years.
She completed a Masters by Research in 2011 where she investigated the incidence of different types of ligamentous injuries in the military population.  She is currently undertaking a PhD.


Awards

Highest academic achievement award for Medical Imaging Technology degree (QUT).

Deans award for academic excellence.

Highest academic achievement award for Grad Dip Medical Ultrasound (QUT).

Previous teaching

On the education sub-committe of the ASA from 2001 - 2008.

Involved in training Defence personnel the use of ultrasound in trauma.  Involved in training of GPs and Specialists in the use of FAST, EFAST and RUSH protocols.

Professional Experience

Qualified Radiographer and Sonographer - working in the medical Imaging field as a Qualified Health Practitioner since 1992.

Qualified Sonographer - worked in Private Practice, public sector and worked with the Department of Defence for over 10 years as a Reporting Sonographer.

Professional Memberships

ASAR - Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry - Michelle is an Accredited Medical Sonographer (AMS)

ASA - Australasian Sonographers Association - Michelle is currently the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Special Interest Group of the ASA.

ASUM - Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Responsibilities

Currently Chair of the Musculoskeletal Special Interest group of the ASA - 3 years.

Peer Reviewer ASA journal, Sonography.

Michelle was an ASA QLD state Branch committee member from 1999 - 2007.

Michelle was a Board Member of the ASA from 2000-2005.

Michelle presents at ASA state branch workshops on a regular basis.

Professional Interests

Present at national level - webinars, Annual national scientific meetings, workshops for Special Interest group meetings

Present workshops at Brisbane meetings

Key Achievements

ASA board member 2000-2005

Designed and published ASA instructional posters from years 2001 - 2010.

Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries

Fenech, M. (2004).  Ankle ligamentous and Tendinous Anatomy.  ASA Instructional poster.  Sound Effects.

Fenech, M. (2006).  Liver Segmental Anatomy.  ASA instructional  poster.  Sound Effects.

Fenech, M.  (2007).  Lateral Hip Anatomy.  ASA instructional  poster.  Sound Effects.

Fenech, M.  (2008).  Wrist Tendinous Anatomy.  ASA instructional poster.  Sound Effects.

Fenech, M.  (2009)  Finger Anatomy.  ASA instructional poster.  Sound Effects.

Theses

Currently undertaking PhD research which involves a cadaveric study of ankle anatomy, and in particular the sizes of ligaments in the ankle, and their associated sizes on ultrasound imaging.

Invited Papers/Speaker

Invited to be the keynote speaker at the Australasian Sonographers Association, National Special Interest Group meeting in Brisbane in July 2014.

Reviews

Fenech, M.  (2015).  Book Reveiw of Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by Jon Jacobson.  Sonography.

Published in: 2015
Conference Presentations

Fenech, M. (2014).  The Ankle ligaments explained.  Australasian Sonographers Association, National Special Interest Group Meeting, Brisbane.

Fenech, M. (2014).  Ultrasound of the knee.  Australasian Sonographers Association, National Special Interest Group Meeting, Brisbane.

Fenech, M. (2014).  Ultrasound of the Ankle Workshop.  Australasian Sonographers Association, National Special Interest Group Meeting, Brisbane.

Fenech, M. (2014).  Ultrasound of the Knee Workshop.  Australasian Sonographers Association, National Special Interest Group Meeting, Brisbane.

Fenech, M. (2013).  Anatomy and Sonography of the  Ankle ligaments.  ASA National Webinar.

Fenech, M. (2011).   The incidence of ankle ligamentous injury in the Australian Military.  Australasian Sonographers Association  National Annual conference, Brisbane.

Fenech, M. (2005).  A to Z of ankle ultrasound.  Australasian Sonographers Association, Annual National Conference, Brisbane.

Research Interests

Michelle has a special interest in Ankle anatomy, injuries and imaging of the ankle.  She has been involved in studying in particular injuries within the Defence population.

Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
MEDS20018 - Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
MEDS20012 - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Lower Body)
Unit Profile Reviewer
MEDS11002 - Relational Anatomy and Image Recognition
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
MEDS20010 - Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Unit Profile Reviewer
MEDS13008 - Vascular Sonography
Exam Reviewer
MEDS13007 - Musculoskeletal Sonography
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12002 - Abdominal Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2018
MEDS20012 - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Lower Body)
Exam Reviewer
MEDS20011 - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Upper Body)
Exam Reviewer
MEDS20010 - Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
MEDS20009 - Science and Instrumentation of Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2018
MEDS20006 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Lower Body
Unit Coordinator
MEDS11002 - Relational Anatomy and Image Recognition
Unit Coordinator
ECHO20003 - Fetal Echocardiography
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
MEDS20010 - Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Unit Coordinator
MEDS20006 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Lower Body
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
MEDS20008 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Upper Body
Unit Coordinator
MEDS13007 - Musculoskeletal Sonography
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12003 - Superficial Structures in Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2016
MEDS20007 - Paediatric Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
MEDS20006 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Unit Coordinator
MEDS13005 - Paediatric Sonography
Unit Coordinator
MEDS11002 - Relational Anatomy and Image Recognition
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2016
MEDS13007 - Musculoskeletal Sonography
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12003 - Superficial Structures in Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12001 - Physics of Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2015
MEDS21006 - Medical Science Research Project 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2015
MEDS21006 - Medical Science Research Project 2
Unit Coordinator
MEDS20004 - Comparative Imaging
Unit Profile Reviewer
MEDS13005 - Paediatric Sonography
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2015
MEDS21003 - Medical Science Research Project 1
Unit Coordinator
MEDS12001 - Physics of Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2014
MEDS21006 - Medical Science Research Project 2
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2014
MEDS21006 - Medical Sonography Research Project
Unit Coordinator
MEDS13005 - Paediatric Sonography
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2014
MEDS21003 - Medical Sonography Research Project Planning
Unit Coordinator
MEDS13007 - Musculoskeletal Sonography
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12001 - Physics of Ultrasound
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2013
MEDS13005 - Paediatric Sonography
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2013
MEDS12003 - Superficial Structures in Ultrasound
Exam Reviewer
MEDS12001 - Physics of Ultrasound
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training