Ms Katy Szczepura

School of Health & Society

Photo of Ms Katy Szczepura

Current positions



Katy is an Associate Professor in Medical Imaging Physics, she has been at the University of Salford since 2007. She is the co-research lead for the Digital Skill and Medical Imaging research group, She is co-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 ordinary council member of the Manchester Medical Society Medical Imaging Section, and a member of the Greater Manchester Cancer Academy Expert Advisory Group.
Katy has had 13 PhD students successfully complete their studies, and numerous MSc students. As well as having a strong research focus, she teaches medical physics, technology, digital skills, research and ethics across many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Areas of Research

Medical Imaging
Medical Imaging Physics
Radiation Protection
Perception in Medical Imaging
Optimisation in Medical Imaging

Areas of Supervision

Medical Imaging Physics
Medical Imaging Analysis
Perception in Medical Imaging
Optimisation of the Medical Imaging Chain

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD in Medical Physics

    2017 - 2018
  • PGC in Higher Education

    2009 - 2010
  • Medical Physics

    2001 - 2003
  • Radiation Physics with Medical Applications

    1999 - 2001
  • Physics

    1995 - 1998