Honorary Professor in Medical Physics
The development and implementation of advanced radiotherapy techniques require validation and standardisation, especially when used in clinical trials. The work focuses on methodologies for independent assessment of these techniques, with the aim to raise standards and harmonise approaches.
My role is joint with UCL, University College London Hospital and the NIHR RadioTherapy Trials Quality Assurance Group. The four groups are all striving to ensure that the quality of the radiotherapy delivered to patients is the highest possible. Each has it’s own perspective on this challenge, but with the same common goal. The benefit of holding a joint position is that it creates opportunities for me to link expertise from the individual institutions to provide unique solutions to different clinical challenges.
Honorary Visiting Associate Professor at UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health
I have collaborated closely with Chris Clark and his team at UCL for many years in applications of diffusion MRI. We initially worked on 3D microstructral reconstruction in the brain, including biophysical tissue and simulation, and then shifted focus musculoskeletal applications including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We currently supervise two PhD students – one comparing simulation methods for diffusion MR validation and another looking at reproducibility and the separation of inter-patient variability from inter-scanner variability. This collaboration is key in addressing metrological questions in clinical applications of MRI and provides strong links to paediatric clinical practitioners.
Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering
The collaboration between NPL and UCL is focused on the development of in situ diagnostic techniques, modelling tools and standard test methods to support commercialisation of electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies, including water electrolysers, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors and redox flow cells. Close links with key industry stakeholders are facilitated by interaction with NPL’s Industrial Advisory Groups in Hydrogen and Batteries. A further objective of this strategic collaboration is to train and develop the next generation of highly skilled researchers in electrochemical metrology in order to address the UK skills gap in net zero energy technologies.