2014: IET Achievement Award
Professor Alan Murray
Professor of Cardiovascular Physics, University of Newcastle
In recognition of significant contributions to medical device research, development, design and clinical use
2014: HSJ Innovations awards
Professor David Brettle
Head of Medical Physics and Engineering, Leeds Teaching Hospital
For promoting cutting edge innovation (including establishing the IPEM research and innovation awards)
Medical imaging physicist and post-doctoral research fellow, University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust
For developing realistic phantoms using 3d printers
2014: Advancing Healthcare Awards
Julie Kempton (nee Wooldridge) and colleagues
Clinical scientist at Leicester Royal Infirmary
For designing a Electrodiagnostics picture book for young patients
Jo Young, Cornelius Lewis and Ian Morgan and colleagues
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For inspiring the workforce of the future.
2014: Science Council: UK’s top 100 practising scientists
Professor Andy Beavis
Consultant Medical Physicist and Head of Radiation Physics at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
He combines a leadership and management role in service delivery at an NHS hospital with teaching a new generation of scientists. He is also an entrepreneur, who has developed virtual simulation technology to enable therapy radiographer trainees to learn and practice their skills safely.
Dr Chris Gibson
Head of the National School of Healthcare Science and Professional Lead for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering
He is also the Scientific Director for NHS South of England (Central), and a past President of IPEM. His work in the education of the next generation of healthcare scientists is helping to ensure the safe, effective and innovative treatment of patients both now and in the future.
Professor Peter Wells CBE
Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University School of Medicine
A researcher in clinical engineering, internationally recognised for his accomplishments in medical ultrasonics. He has successfully combined a research and development career with the application of his discoveries to public and patient benefit. He is a past President of IPEM.
Dr Heather Williams
Senior Medical Physicist for the Central Manchester NHS Hospitals Trust
As well as her hospital work, she is an honorary lecturer at Manchester University and an advocate for encouraging girls and women into science careers. She is a founder and the Director of ScienceGrrl - a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science.
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