Academic Background

I am a musculoskeletal radiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a number of academic interests that have developed from my PhD training in 3D imaging analysis of bones and joints, in particular the investigation of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

My current projects involve developing and implementing 3D imaging approaches to osteoarthritis and the benefits thesecan bring to disease phenotyping, monitoring, and outcome prediction. This specifically involves techniques such as Joint Space Mapping (co-inventor), Cartilage Surface Mapping (co-inventor), Statistical Shape Modelling, and Statistical Parametric Mapping of CT and MRI imaging data.

Recent/ongoing collaborations include the Icelandic Heart Association, Kansas University Medical Centre, Cambridge University Engineering Department, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK.

I am currently imaging editor for the forthcoming 42 ed. of Gray's Anatomy and 6th ed. of the Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy (co-editor), having previously been a co-author on the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (7th ed., 2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (8th ed. 2009). 

I have a strong interest in public engagement and have contributed imaging expertise to several exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum, including Silent Partners (2014-2015) and Death on the Nile (2016), the latter as part of the musueum Coffin analysis team. This has led to imaging experience in ancient coffins, mummified and cremation remains, and ancient skeletons.

As the 2020 Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Roentgen Professor, plans were to visit 8 training centres around the UK throughout the year to inspire radiology trainees to get involved with research, but completion of these visits will be in 2021 when C-19 rules allow. In the meantime I sit on the RCR academic committee and through this am leading a national Academic Clinical Fellow review within the specialty.

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