John developed an early interest in MRI as a school-leaver in 1978. 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 oversees distance learning and mobile learning delivery in the fields of medical & healthcare education, research methodology and magnetic resonance imaging at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He is a senior lecturer in MRI and supervisor for students undertaking masters degrees (MSc). He is 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 MRI in Practice (Blackwell/Wiley), the world's best selling book in the field of medical imaging. He is the illustrator of MRI at a Glance, and 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 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 forthcoming new range of MRI educational apps for Apple and Android devices.