John Mallard Lecture

The John Mallard Lecture is given annually at the UK Imaging and Oncology Congress to recognise the outstanding contribution and leadership of Professor John Mallard in the field of Medical Imaging.

John Mallard’s career spanned more than 40 years, during which advances in medical imaging facilitated huge improvements in the diagnosis and management of disease.  He pioneered many of the technologies which have become standard in health care throughout the world including Radionuclide Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography.

Having established his reputation at the Hammersmith Hospital and St Thomas’ Medical School in London, he took up the first Chair in Medical Physics at Aberdeen University.  His leadership of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering in Aberdeen, combining an academic role in the University with a high class comprehensive service to the hospital, epitomizes the ethos of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine which established this lecture in 2004 in his name.

The inaugural lecture was presented by Professor Peter F Sharp at UKRC in 2005.

Past speakers:

2019 Professor David Lurie: Fast Field Cycling: A new frontier in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2018 Professor David Porter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: New frontiers in speed and precision
2017 Professor Marcel van Herk: The history and future of image guided radiotherapy
2016 Professor Malcolm Sperrin: Medical Imaging: the broader picture
2015 Professor Nicholas Stone: A Brighter Future for Cancer Diagnostics
2014  Professor Wade Allison: Radiation Safety Re-assessed
2013 Professor David Wyper: The role of functional imaging in the study of neurological and psychiatric disease – new developments and future prospects
2012 Dr Paul Marsden: PET as a key tool for quantification in research, clinical trials and practice: opportunities and challenges for PET/CT and PET/MR
2011 Dr Jeff Bamber : Elastography


Professor Keith Rogers : Diffraction Assisted Imaging


Dr J Cunningham : Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy - current and future modalities


Professor P N T Wells : Ultrasonic Imaging - An Hollistic View


Professor P Jarritt: Physics, Function and Fusion: PET imaging developments, applications and opportunities


Professor M O Leach: The Current and Future Role of Magnetic Resonance in Healthcare


Professor P F Sharp: Freedom for Imaging