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Academic Biography

Phil completed the three-year Diploma of the College of Radiography at Greenwich in London in 1988.

He has worked in six different hospitals throughout a clinical career which has had several highlights. These include working alongside Sir Godfrey Hounsfield for a day, being one of the first Radiographers to generate a 'digital' CXR, and helping to launch cardiac angiography services in Middlesbrough.

Phil has been a member of the university since 1992 - working on the very first radiography degree course. He has also been a post graduate student here, gaining fellowship of the HEA and doctorate.

He was recognized as national 'learning technologist of the year, 2007' by the Association for Learning Technology for his work in computer simulation in education and as a National Teaching Fellow in 2020.

Phil was the elected representative of northern region radiography professionals on the national council of the Society of Radiographers 2014-2019. He holds a company directorship and was co-founder of shaderware ltd, a radiography training simulation developer. He is currently a Trustee of the College of Radiographers, a member of the editorial board of the Radiography journal, and a member of the Approvals and Accreditation board of the College of Radiographers.

He holds membership of the Health & Care Professions Council, Anatomy Society, Society and College of Radiographers, and British Institute of Radiology.

Summary of Research Interests

Phil teaches and conducts research in the following specialist areas of practice:

  • Postgraduate Research supervision, diagnostic radiography (2007-present).
  • X-ray physics and optimization (2001-present).
  • The practice of projection radiography (2001-present).
  • Regional human anatomy (2001-Present).

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Phil started work on developing a system for radiography education using computer simulations in 2001 on joining the university. His work with several collaborators led to the founding Shaderware Ltd with co-founder Neil Willis in 2006.

  • The North East Universities Business Planning Competition: Science and Technology Award, £5,000 (2007).
  • The North East Universities Business Planning Competition: Creativity and Design Award, £5,000 (2007).
  • Teesside University, Enterprise Development Fund Award: £4,996 (2005).
  • Teesside University, Learning and Teaching Research Fund Award:, £2,000 (2004).

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Doctorate, Validation of a tutor-led computer simulated environment for diagnostic radiography education , Teesside University

Award Date: 3 Apr 2013

Master, PGC in Health Information Management , University of Sunderland

Award Date: 1 Sept 2000

Master, PGC in Social Research Methods, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

Master, PGC in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Bachelor, Radiography with Diagnostic Practice, Kingston University

Award Date: 1 Nov 1992

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra

1 Mar 201828 Feb 2021


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