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Health Sciences

Dr Graham Petley BSc, PhD, CSci, CPhys, MInstP, FIPEM

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Graham Petley is a Senior Lecturer within Health Sciences. Graham has extensive experience in the fields of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering and has a particular interest in the development of novel Medical Devices.

Medical Devices: Essential tools for the delivery of effective, modern healthcare

Graham has a strong interest in Medical Instrumentation having more than 25 years’ experience as a Clinical Scientist working in the fields of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering within a Hospital environment.

Graham completed an undergraduate degree in Physics in 1985 at the University of Southampton before going on to complete a PhD in Medical Ultrasonics in 1994. Having secured a post in Medical Physics at Southampton General Hospital, Graham lead a team developing Medical Devices for innovative clinical service and research applications.

In collaboration with both clinical colleagues at University Hospital Southampton and academics at the University of Southampton he has developed a diverse range of research interests but particularly focussing on the fields of resuscitation and osteoporosis.

Graham also has a long standing interest in education and specifically in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurements.  In addition to coordinating Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering Clinical Scientist training at Southampton and acting as a national examiner, he has also lectured on a wide variety of other training programmes covering a range of health professions and academic levels.

Research interests

Graham has a strong interest in applying Medical Instrumentation solutions to a broad range of clinical research problems.  Areas of particular interest include:

Improving outcome from defibrillation through continuing chest compressions during shock delivery

Maximising cardiac output from chest compressions during basic life support through optimising platform height

Medical Instrumentation
Ambulatory Monitoring

Developing the use of ultrasound for use in diagnosing osteoporosis

PhD Supervision

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  1. Module Coordinator and lecturer on the Level 6 Healthcare Science Research Project module and the Level 5 Instrumentation, signal processing and Imaging module
  2. Supervision of MPhil/PhD students
  3.  Lecturer on the BSc Healthcare Sciences BSc programme and BSc Physics (Medical Physics Option)
Dr Graham Petley
Health Sciences
Room 3017A, Building 67
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel: 023 8059 7867

Room Number: 67/Level 4/M54

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