Dr Robert Farley is Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He obtained a D. Phil in Chemistry from the University of York and spent more than a decade in academic research working mainly in the UK and Switzerland in the field of electron magnetic resonance and particularly in using electron-nuclear double resonance spectroscopy to determine molecular structural information from disordered systems. During this time, he developed an interest in education and completed an in-service PGCert in Higher Education at the University of the West of England.
In 2003 Dr Farley commenced his training as a Clinical Scientist in medical physics and subsequently worked as a radiotherapy physicist in several organisations before starting in his current role in March 2021. He has maintained his interest in education throughout his career and is an associate lecturer at Newcastle University, an external examiner for the University of Manchester and has been closely involved in the development of the level 7 Clinical Scientist apprenticeship standard.
Dr Farley has been involved with IPEM for several years including a term as Director of the Professional and Standards Council and as a member of the working party on the certification of existing Medical Physics Experts under the IR(ME)R 2017 legislation. He is currently a member of the Prizes and Awards Panel and acts as a Science Council registration assessor and as a LGBTQ Network Mentor.
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