Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Richard Harbron

Research Associate



BSc Mathematics and Physics, Open University, UK (part-time, to be completed some time before 2031)

PhD Medical Physics, Newcastle University, UK (2016)

MSc Medical Physics, distinction, University of Leeds, UK, (2012)

BSc Diagnostic Radiography, 1st class hons, St. Martin's College, Lancaster, UK, (2005)


Research Interests:

  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Microdosimetry
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Second cancers after radiotherapy
  • Effect of contrast agents on radiation doses from diagnostic x-ray exposures

My main research interest is the measurement of radiation doses, in the context of epidemiological studies of the long-term cancer risks from medical x-ray procedures. I am currently working on studies investigating the cancer risks following CT scans and cardiac catheterization procedures in children and young people. I am mostly involved with the physics side of things, in particular developing a dosimetry system for estimating radiation doses from cardiac fluoroscopy procedures.


British Institute of Radiology - full member

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine - associate member

Society for Radiological Protection: graduate member

Society of Radiographers - member