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Doctor Jamie Harle

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year: 1999

Subject Area: Science and Engineering

I was awarded a Wingate Scholarship in 1999 to assist with my D.Phil. study at Oxford University. I was researching the biological effects of ultrasound a modality extensively used in hospitals for medical diagnosis and treatment on bone and ligament cells grown in cell culture. This work was published in three international peer-review journals and won the best presentation award at the 2002 European Society for Biomaterials conference in Barcelona.
Since completing the doctorate, I worked firstly as a postdoctoral research fellow at University College London and then trained in hospital physics at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Last year I took up a lectureship in biological and health physics at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The Wingate Scholarship offered me the unique chance to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to my work that has been very valuable in my career and which adds enormously to my research and teaching.

The photo shows my presentation to MPs and ministers at the 2006 Houses of Parliament Reception For Early-Stage Research Physicists, where I won a commendation award for my work on new applications of physics for healthcare.

I am shown next to Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP for Milton Keynes South West, and Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East.