Dr John Fenner

CPhys, MInstP

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Senior Lecturer

+44 114 215 9526

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Dr John Fenner
Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

I am a Medical Physicist by profession, and I am registered with the Health Professions Council in the UK. My career began in 1984 with the Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering in Glasgow, eventually leading to appointment as Senior Physicist, providing scientific support to the Department of Cardiac Surgery in Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

I joined the University of Sheffield in 1996 and have been involved with a breadth of Medical Physics teaching/research related to radiation, simulation and validation. I have been a major technical contributor to numerous EU projects and most recently I have been leading the VPH-CaSE Marie Curie network with my colleague Dr A Narracott.

I have been a major technical contributor to numerous EU projects and most recently. My primary interests have led to publications in medical radiation physics, aspects of diagnostic imaging and the VPH.

Research interests
  • Radiation physics (ionising and non –ionising)
  • Imaging
  • The Virtual Physiological Human

Journal articles

  • Applicants: Fenner J, Narracott A
    Funding source: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ETN); Call: Horizon2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
    Title: VPH-CASE
    Amount: Sheffield coordinating. 3.7Meuros for the project; 0.6Meuros to Sheffield
    Outcome: Successful; 4 year duration (Jan 2015 – Dec 2018)
  • Applicants: Morrison GD, Fenner J
    Funding source: HEE/NIHR
    Title: New Training for New Regulations: An X-ray training platform for IRMER2018
    Amount: £50,000 of which £45000 to Sheffield
    Outcome: Successful; 12 months duration (Mar 2018 - Feb 2019)
  • Applicants: Griffiths H, Fenner J
    Funding source: Fight for Sight
    Title: Nystagmus correction with virtual reality
    Amount: £15,000
    Outcome: Successful; 6 months duration (Mar 2018 – Sept 2018)
Teaching interests
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate teaching in Medical Physics
  • Physics teaching in support of clinical professional accreditation (FRCR)
  • PhD supervision
Professional activities
  • Chartered Physicist (CPhys)
  • State Registered Clinical Scientist (Health Professions Council, CS00737)
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)
  • Associate editor - Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology