Research - what we do
Since its inception, the Department has been involved with innovation in many fields. We are firmly of the view that for science based NHS departments, such as Medical Physics, multi-disciplinary research and development should be a normal part of the duties of scientific and technical staff if they are to be at the cutting edge of their subject and thereby ensure that they can provide up to date and effective support to a wide range of patient services.
- Research and development often in collaboration with clinical colleagues from a wide range of disciplines based in many of the region's hospitals.
- Work ranging from formal research undertaken with research grant funding to pre-protocol research aimed at improving the services with which they are associated.
- Approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations are made each year by the Department's staff.
- Several staff have been awarded PhDs on the strength of their in-service research work.
- A number of staff are funded explicitly on fixed term research contracts.
- Achievement indicators:
- Prizes and awards from learned bodies
- Bursaries for overseas travel to visit centres in other countries
- A number of staff serve as experts on national and international bodies.