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19 May 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Medical Physicist is a job that is not commonly known about, but which includes a huge variety of roles within the NHS and in research. Lucy will chat about how physics fits into patient care, how she ended up with a job in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and her research.

Dr Lucy Kershaw, University of Edinburgh

Lucy is a senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). She completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences, then enrolled on the NHS medical physics graduate training scheme which included an MSc in radiation physics with medical applications. Her PhD was in quantitative MRI at the University of Manchester, followed by postdocs in Toronto, Edinburgh and Manchester. Her role is research-focused but she is also an MR safety expert and chair of a research ethics committee. She enjoys talking to a wide range of audiences about MRI and science more generally, and has never really got over the excitement of working with a really big magnet. Outside work her skiing and climbing habit has been ruined by the pandemic, meaning that her knitting and sewing output has got seriously out of hand.


  • Scotland
  • Online event, Accessed using Zoom,
  • Scotland


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