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Dr Jonathan Phillips

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Jonathan Phillips is the Magnetic Resonance Physics Lead for Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB). He took on this role in April 2020, after joining Swansea University Medical School in 2012. 

Quantitative imaging drives his research interests, which include both the fundamental physical interpretations of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal and clinical applications. Jon's main research interest is currently non-Gaussian diffusion-weighted imaging. 

As a registered Clinical Scientist, Jon is the Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (MRSE) for Swansea University and SBUHB. He provides highly-specialised training to NHS Wales Trainee Clinical Scientists in MRI as part of the scientific training programme (STP). 

Jon is a Welsh Crucible alumnus http://www.welshcrucible.org.uk/jonathan-phillips/ and welcomes interdisciplinary collaboration.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • MRI Safety

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Jon teaches on various courses in the Medical School and is the module lead for PMPM04: Medical Imaging.  He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Jon is the MRI physics training lead for trainees enrolled on the scientific training programme (STP) in NHS Wales.  Trainees spend a four-week rotation in MRI where they gain practical experience on Swansea University's MRI scanner.  In September 2020 we will be welcoming our first specialist trainees in Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation. 

Jon teaches trainee radiologists MRI Physics as part of their FRCR training:

https://imagingacademy.wales/national-imaging-academy-wales  The trainees are taught at the Imaging Academy and gain practical experience.

Research

Jon's research is currently aimed at clinical applications of non-Gaussian diffusion-weighted imaging. He also has a particular interest in the assessment of diffusion anisotropy.