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School of Health and Society

Dr Lucy Walton

Research Fellow


Dr Lucy Walton completed her PhD at The University of Manchester in 2015. Her PhD investigated the relationship between micro structure and function of large arteries during ageing by applying novel imaging techniques. She began her post at Salford in 2016 and has since contributed to research projects within the areas of Diagnostic Imaging & Public Health. Dr Walton’s primary research focuses on breast arterial calcification in screening mammography. She has an interest in the application of deep learning to develop computer aided detection systems and regularly collaborates with staff in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.


Dr Walton is the Deputy Director of PGR Studies within the School of Health Sciences. She supervises several PhD students within the areas of screening mammography, computer aided detection, dose optimisation and image quality.

Research Interests

screening mammography, computer aided detection, breast arterial calcification, cardiovascular disease, and dose optimisation.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Biomedical Sciences, MSc Exercise Physiology, BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM).