Professor Andrew Jones was BIR President for the period 2012-14. He has been involved in the life of the BIR for over 20 years; twice as a trustee, and as a member, and sometimes chair, of many of their special interest groups and committees.
He is a Consultant Clinical Scientist based at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He is group Leader for Imaging Physics and Radiation Protection within Christie Medical Physics and Engineering at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester. The group supports x-ray imaging, radiation protection, MR, ultrasound and optical radiation. His main specialism is in MR and his team at The Christie provide scientific support to projects at The Christie, including MR biomarker imaging in cancer and the development of an MR LINAC and MR Simulator techniques for personalised cancer treatment. The team also provides MR scientific support to hospitals and units across the north west of England along with support to national imaging providers. Andrew is heavily involved in the teaching of MR physics and MR clinical applications at numerous institutions and organisations and he is passionate about high quality effective teaching for radiographers, clinicians and scientists.
In addition to being involved in many roles with the BIR, he has also been significantly involved in a variety of roles with The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Royal College of Radiologists and The UK Radiology Congress. He is a Fellow of the BIR, a Fellow of IPEM and an Honorary Member of the RCR.