Dr. Katy Szczepura

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton L609

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics


Katy is a medical physicist who has been at the University of Salford since 2007. She is the research lead for the medical imaging research team, and co-leads the protecting the public health though prevention and diagnosis group. She is also deputy chair of the research ethics committee for the School of Health and Society. Her research interests are in medical image analysis and optimisation, utilisation of medical imaging technology to improve health outcomes, developing novel acquisition and analysis techniques of medical imaging data in a variety of clinical applications. Katy has been an associate editor for the British Journal of Radiology for 10 years; the BJR is the highest impact factor rated medical imaging journal in the UK, and represents the multidisciplinary imaging community. She is a member of the SPARC organising committee, and a member of the Greater Manchester Cancer Academy Expert Advisory Group.

Katy has had 7 PhD students successfully complete their studies, and numerous MSc students. As well as having a strong research focus, she teaches medical physics, technology, research and ethics across many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Areas of research

Medical Imaging, Medical Physics, Image Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Data Modelling, Perception Physics


  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics

Research Interests

  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Image Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Modelling
  • Perception Physics

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Medical Physics
  • PGCert
  • MSc Radiation Physics
  • BSc (hons) Physics


  • MIOP
  • MICR