Consultant Medical Physicist
University of Dundee
A graduate of Dundee, BSc(Hons) and PhD, Geo worked in the National Engineering Laboratory before joining the Glasgow Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering, eventually leading the laboratory equipment and ultrasound service teams.
In 2005 Geo returned to Dundee as Head of Instrumentation, managing medical equipment throughout Tayside. He led the research aspects of the Medical Physics Department which is accredited to ISO13485 and retains his personal involvement in Ultrasound. In August 2014 Geo retired from the NHS after 36 years service.
Geo is an Honorary Professor of Bio-engineering in the College of Arts Science and Engineering of Dundee University, lectures in Dundee and several Chinese universities and is visiting Professor to University of Strathclyde, external examiner for Imperial College and a Fellow of the IoP and IET.
Geo has a wide interest in the application of Medical Ultrasound both for imaging and therapy. A collaborator from the start of the establishment of the Dundee team, his own interests centre on Quality Assurance, clinical applications (the development of both devices and applications) and Regulation. He is co-investigator on significant research grants, inventor on several patents and has published extensively on medical ultrasound,
Sono-elastography and interventional guidance have been areas of particular interest. In his work in the NHS he led many varied projects both for specific clinicians and to develop devices for translation to the market. He has acted as a consultant for outside companies with regard to accreditation and testing of devices.
Continuing work is also related to the quality of surgical instruments and the establishment of a national reference centre.