Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Richard Harbron

Research Associate

Background

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Membership:

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

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