John developed an early interest in MRI as a school-leaver in 1977. He was one of the first cohort of radiographers to gain an MSc in the field of medical imaging (MRI) in 1997. He is currently undertaking Doctoral research in Mobile Learning.
Academically, he is the course leader for Medical & Healthcare Education (DL) at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He is a senior lecturer in Magnetic Resonance Imaging - supervisor for students undertaking masters degrees in MRI, Module tutor for Medical Education and research modules including Core Concepts in Learning and Teaching and Curricular and Structural Concepts for Lifelong Learning, Research Methodology and Research Design.
He was formerly Education and Research Radiographer at Oxford MRI/Oxford University.
John lectures extensively around the World as co-presenter of the MRI in Practice Course, teaching up to 800 delegates per year on what has become the world's favourite MRI course.
In publishing, John is co-author and illustrator of the 4th edition of “MRI in Practice” (Blackwell/Wiley), the 4th edition of MRI at a Glance, the new 4th edition of the "Handbook of MRI Technique" (Blackwell/Wiley) and co-author of “Medical Imaging- Techniques, Reflection & Evaluation” (Elsevier).
In ePublishing and mobile learning John is a registered Apple developer and also an app developer for Google Android.
John's main interest is exploiting the parallelism between technology and learning and he is currently working on new pedagogical concepts in virtual learning environments. His previous contributions to the field include the construction of a "virtual reality" MRI scanner for learning and teaching and other web based interactive learning materials. More recently John has been creating computer generated high definition movies and anaglyph 3D diagrams of MRI concepts for the all-new update of the MRI Course. Some of these CGI resources are included in the web content for the latest edition of MRI in Practice (the book) and a range of MRI educational apps for Apple and Android devices.