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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

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Our team

Professor Malcolm Sperrin

Director of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

Malcolm has two roles within the Trust: Head of MPCE and Trust Lead Scientist. As Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Malcolm is responsible for maintaining the high standard of Physical Sciences services delivered within the Oxford University Hospitals.

These services are based around five professional groups, each of which has its own lead. Malcolm's role includes the development of strategy for serving the requirements of current and emerging healthcare services as well as providing opportunities for research and development, and the general day-to-day support of my colleagues.

As Lead Scientist, Malcolm represents the numerous scientific professionals working within the Trust. These include technologists, pre-registration scientists, clinical scientists, consultant clinical scientists and many others. Malcolm acts as a central point of contact for the professional scientific community within the Trust, ensuring they are adequately represented and assisting with innovation, professional development and recruitment.

Both of these roles require Malcolm to nurture operational links to organisations and professional bodies external to OUH such as Royal Colleges, The National School for Healthcare Science, Health Education England and Higher Education Institutes.

Malcom Sperrin

Ms Helen Amatiello

Head of Imaging Physics

Helen began her career in Newcastle and moved between Scotland and England before settling in Oxford in 2014 to lead the Imaging Physics and Non-ionising Radiation team.

As an accredited Radiation Protection Adviser since 2009, she acts as a Medical Physics Expert, advising the Trust on IR(ME)R 2017 regulatory compliance. She also provides safety advice on the use of optical radiations including lasers and ultraviolet, and dosimetry support to photo-dermatology departments.

She works closely with national colleagues to establish national guidance for ultraviolet measurements and safety governance.

Helen Amatiello

Mrs Aida Hallam

Head of Radioisotope Physics

Aida leads the Radioisotope Physics group. She started her career in Medical Physics after graduating with a degree in Applied Physics at University of Portsmouth. Aida then undertook PhD research studies into the 'Screening and detection of malignant melanoma by image analysis'.

She began working in OUH as a pre-registration scientist in 1999, where she undertook the IPEM Training scheme for Medical Physics, subsequently graduating as a registered Clinical Scientist specialising in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection.

Aida has worked her way up in the Medical Physics Department, eventually becoming the Head of Radioisotope Physics in 2007. She is responsible for the provision, management and strategic development of Radioisotope Physics Services within the Trust.

Aida is a Medical Physics Expert (MPE), Chartered Scientist and accredited Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) for the Trust.

Aida Hallam

Mr James Harries

Head of Business and Informatics

James leads the Business and Informatics group which is responsible for providing the department with scientific computing services, quality management, business development and administration services.

As a Clinical Scientist, a Medical Physics Expert and the Trust's Laser Protection Adviser, he leads on a number of radiation-related activities including optical radiation (Lasers and UV) protection, the radon monitoring programme, research radiation assurance and advises on the use and quality of medical display systems.

He has written various software systems which are in use within the Trust. These systems focus on improving and visualising workflows, improving data quality and providing evidence of legislative compliance.

James Harries

Mr Richard Osman

Head of Clinical Engineering

Richard leads the Clinical Engineering group, a 'one-stop-shop' for all medical equipment matters. His team manages new medical equipment acquisitions, a medical equipment inventory, equipment maintenance, equipment libraries and the safe decommissioning and disposal of medical equipment.

Richards's career in clinical engineering began in 1979, at University College [London] Hospitals, where he undertook work experience and was subsequently offered a job. Later, he moved to the Brompton and London Chest Hospitals.

In 1985 Richard took up a Clinical Technologist role in Saudi Arabia at the Riyadh Military Hospital, where he spent two years working in research and development to develop aids and adaptions for people with special needs.

Richard came to the John Radcliffe in 1989, and started working as a Workshop Manager. He soon found himself leading a wonderful team of engineers, scientists, technologists and administrators.

Richard Osman

Miss Rosie Steele

Head of Clinical Measurement

Rosie manages a small, highly-skilled, multi-professional team to ensure that the services Clinical Measurement provides efficiently support the wards, theatres and clinics, as well as assist other clinical support services and research groups across Oxford University Hospitals.

She is a founding member of Neuromonitoring UK, a professional organisation run by volunteers to promote excellence in neurological monitoring in the UK through the sharing of knowledge and best practice. She has held the Events Co-ordinator post since 2009.

Rosie Steele