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I am currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Centre for Imaging Sciences


I joined the University of Manchester in January 2006 to start a PhD with Dr Sue Astley in what was then called ISBE. I completed my PhD (Statistical Models for Synthesising the Appearance of Mammographic Masses) in May 2010 and have remained a post-doc in department ever since. We are now Imaging Sciences, located within the Institute of Population Health. Since July 2011 I have been working in the field of nailfold capillaroscopy.


Semester 1: Matlab Tutorial Course

This is an ungraded but mandatory 6 week course for students on the Medical Imaging MSc. Subject to available computers in PC Cluster 3, Stopford Building the course is welcome to anyone else that would like an introduction to Matlab. The course is designed for students that have had no previous programming experience, but may still be helpful to those that have programmed previously but not used Matlab.

The course for 2014 has now finished. Materials for the course (inlcuding lecture slides and tutorial exercises and answers) are available from my University webpage


PhD: Statistical models for synthesising the appearance of mammographic masses, supervised by Dr Sue Astley, 2006-2010

MSci (1st class honours), Joint Mathematics and Computer Science, Imperial College London, 2001-2005

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • QA76 Computer software
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Medical image analysis
  • Pattern recognition

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre


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