IPEM President  

Stephen A. O’Connor was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, and received his secondary education at the Jesuit College of St. Francis Xavier’s, Liverpool. He received his B.Sc. in physics, 1973, from King’s College, London, M.Sc., 1974, in medical electronics and physics and Ph.D., 1978, in respiratory physiology from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London.

He continued research at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in respiratory physiology and anaesthesia before moving into industry, initially working with the first dry powder drug delivery system for respiratory disease. In 1990, he started work with Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. managing European clinical trials on early implantable cardioverter defibrillators. He held increasingly senior positions in medical device companies being responsible for clinical trials of new and novel technologies in both cardiovascular and neurological disciplines, as well as playing a critical role in obtaining regulatory approvals. His endeavours have improved patient outcomes and benefitted the thousands of patients with whom he has personally worked with over his career and more broadly the millions of patients who have been positively impacted by the technologies that he was responsible for bringing to the market.

Stephen O’Connor has been a Visiting Professor at City, University of London since 2011. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Physicist, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, IPEM and the Institute of Physics as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. He was the recipient, in 2014, of the Manufacturers’ Award from IPEM. Stephen became President Elect of IPEM in September 2018. He received a DSc from City, University of London in January 2019.

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IPEM Vice Presidents 

Vice President Academic
Dr Adam Gibson 

Professor of Medical Physics

University College London

 

 

             
                                                                                                         


Vice President Industry
Dr Susan Barley

Clinical Scientist

Head of Medical Physics, R&D

Oncology Systems Limited

                                                                                                           
                 

Vice President Engineering
Dr George Dempsey

Consultant Clinical Scientist (Clinical Engineer) 

Head of Clinical Engineering & Physiological Sciences, Regional Medical Physics Service, Unscheduled & Acute Care
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust


Vice President International

Professor Dan Clark 

 

Head of Clinical Engineering
Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

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Professor of Clinical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

 

 

 

 


           

Vice President External

Dr Richard Axell

Principal Clinical Scientist
Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President Medical Physics

Mr Mark Knight 

Head of Health Physics and Imaging Group
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

 


 

 

 

 

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