Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr James Lloyd

Associate Lecturer


I am a registered Clinical Scientist with a long career working in the NHS combining clinical work with clinically relevant academic research in collaboration with clinical colleagues and university researchers.  My area of interest is chiefly in nuclear medicine, particularly related to image analysis and application in dementia research. I also have expertise in non-ionising radiation applications in medicine, particularly UV.

For a long time I have combined my scientific interests with art practice and have recently completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University.  I will be undertaking an AHRC funded art practice PhD inspired by avian cognition at the Fine art Department at Newcastle University, starting September 2018.

Academic background

  • BSc Physics, MSc Medial Physics, PhD Medical Physics
  • Registered Clinical Scientist
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • Cert HE painting
  • Master of Fine Art (Distinction, Newcastle University, 2017)

Areas of expertise

  • Medical Imaging, particularly analysis and optimisation of scintigraphic methods
  • UV radiation
  • Art practice; photography, video and sound.

Google Scholar

Personal art orientated website 


I am involved in research on Nuclear Medicine imaging in dementia diagnosis. 

I also have been involved in research in the clinical use of UV radiation for diagnosis and treatment.

Alongside my scientific research I am a practicing artist and I have recently been awarded a grant from the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership to pursue an art practice based PhD. This research will investigate the ways in which a multi-media arts practice (incorporating video, sound, photography, and installation) can be critically informed by avian modes of perception. By drawing upon practice-based animal studies, bio-neurology, ecology and philosophy, this research will thus represent the perceptual world of birds in ways that question anthropomorphic perceptual models, narrative experience and understandings of the environment.


I teach on the MSc course in Medical Physics - Imaging with Ionising Radiation Module

I am currently Second supervisor for two PhD projects concerning imaging in dementia