Research


I have been working in the Section of Pathology and Tumour Biology, at the University of Leeds for the last five years. I am primarily a Computer Vision researcher, providing image analysis algorithm development for the department and external collaborators. It is this work that I am carrying on through my PhD. My PhD title is The automated analysis of colorectal neoplasia and involves image processing to detect and characterise cancer on digitised images of human tissue.

The other part of my working week involves creating image analysis algorithms for pathological studies and clinical trials. The algorithms are typically used to detect the presence of specific proteins within cancers which tell researchers how well patients respond to treatment.

Other work for the department includes Rich Internet Application (RIA) development, Database administration, web design, digital imaging and design, departmental branding and pretty much making anything that needs to look pretty.

View my 2013 Research Video of the Year



Applying computer vision techniques to complex, high resolution images of biopsy tissue from cancer patients allows automatic identification of visual characteristics of the disease. Consequently, these features can be used to identify whether a patient will respond to chemotherapy.

Publications


A list of my current academic work that has been written up for journal publication and presenting at conferences - typically involving image analysis for my own investigations, but also for research with collaborators.

Achievements


A collection of highlights where my work has been celebrated either through prizes or covered by the media.

Interesting Things


Any other part of my research work that I think needs to be recorded, such as media interviews, research images and tweets!