Heather – Medical Physicist

Profile from STEMNET’s Leading Light series of a new generation of young people using their STEM skills to push the boundaries, and to make the world a better and more exciting place to live.

“When I talk to young people there are always some that have a ‘light bulb’ moment and realise that science is exciting.”

Heather Williams

Heather Williams is a senior medical physicist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. She works in nuclear medicine imaging, a non invasive and painless way of diagnosing diseases such as cancer.

Heather is developing imaging technologies through research into new scanning techniques. One of the best parts of her job is seeing the impact that her work has on her patients.

Heather is pictured in a gamma camera at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, holding a nuclear medicine bone scan.

 

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Photography by Richard Cannon