Dr Chris Wright
Senior Lecturer (E&R)
01392 72 6429
South Cloisters G.21
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Chris joined UEMS in August 2017. He is a qualified Diagnostic Radiographer and has developed a high profile career to encompass academic, clinical, and commercial settings. His primary research themes are Thermal Imaging (DiTI) and decision making, particularly image interpretation, and is the creator of RadBench®
He qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer (Bradford) in 1981 and began teaching at the North West Lancashire School of Radiography in 1986. In 1989 he joined Philips Medical Systems and had a pivotal role in the commercialization of short-bore MRI scanners. He moved to General Electric in 1995 and continued to develop his MRI expertise, particularly in the development of phased array spine coil technology (6 Sigma Black Belt); and led the public-private partnership (PPP) for the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre. He diversified to service management in 2001 and developed the e-procurement platform with NHS PaSA. In 2003 became European Service Sales and Marketing Director, and led the development of the European Call Centre in Budapest.
He returned to higher education in 2005 as head of the Carlisle Campus at the University of Cumbria and post graduate MRI lead and commence his PhD. In 2012 he joined Sheffield Hallam University, developing a platform to enable eAssessment of clinical practice in partnership with MyKnowledgeMap, and developed his interest in infra-red thermal imaging. In early 2016 he joined London South Bank University as Associate Professor and professional lead for Diagnostic Radiography and also post-registration lead for the Allied Health Professions.
Chris is a qualified microlight and has ratings for both flex-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.
- CAT1 Thermography
- PhD Lancaster (2013)
- MSc Salford (1993)
Chris is primarily a quantitative researcher. His work is based around the ‘decision making’ theme which is in several strands:
- RadBench® forms the basis of the image interpretation research which has global coverage.
- Item Response Theory
- Post Processing
- Hierarchical Clustering-based Segmentation
- Image fusion
- Thermal Imaging (DiTI)
He is an experienced dissertation supervisor.
- 2019 University of Exeter Medical School
Digital Infra-Red Thermography (DITI) and iButtons®: A Comparative Assessment of Measurement Reliability in Humans
- 0 Breast Cancer Now
Digital Infra-Red Thermal Imaging (DITI) in Symptomatic Breast Cancer
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External Engagement and Impact
2017-19 - Equality & Diversity Group - University of Exeter
2017- present - Admissions Selection and Advisory Group - University of Exeter
2013-Present Reviewer 'Radiography'
2019-present - Co-Lead - CAHPR
2019- Present - Consultant - Poiter's Hospital, France
2019 - Present - External Examiner - Masters Program (MRI/CT), Glasgow Caledonian University
2019 External Examiner - MSc (MRI), Vivas, University of Malta
2017 External Examiner - MbyRes (MRI), Viva University College Dublin
2017-present - European Association of Thermology
2015 – Present – CHAIR - Magnetic Resonance Advisory Group (MRAG) – Society & College of Radiographers
2016-17 Formal Radiography Research Mentorship (FoRRM) scheme mentor
2017 – Present – Research Advisory Group (RAG) - Society & College of Radiographers
- PAM3004 - Project Studies 2
- PAM3006B - Skeletal Image Interpretation B
- PAMM109 - Principles of Advanced Clinical Practice