Prof Nick Stone
Head of Physics and Astronomy
Telephone: 01392 726531
Extension: (Streatham) 6531
Prof Nick Stone is a Professor of Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing at the University of Exeter. He holds a NIHR Career Scientist Research Fellowship and maintains an honorary position of Consultant Clinical Scientist within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. He leads Biomedical Spectroscopy exploring the use of novel vibrational spectroscopy and imaging for point of care testing and rapid in vivo diagnostics.
Until recently Nick led the Biophotonics Research Unit based at Gloucester. The Unit has been involved in pioneering the field of novel optical diagnostics within the clinical environment. It works closely at the clinical/academic/commercial interface to pull-through novel technologies to be used where they have most clinical need.
Nick graduated with a BSc(Hons) from Bath University in Applied Physics with Industrial Training in 1992. Since then he has undertaken numerous studies which include: an MSc with Distinction from Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Universities in Laser Engineering with Applications; an MSc with Distinction in Applied Radiation Physics with Medical Physics at Birmingham University; a PhD in the application of Raman spectroscopy for cancer diagnostics at Cranfield University and an MBA (Health Executive) at Keele University. Nick has received numerous awards for his research both personally and within his research group. He recently won the Chief Scientific Officer’s National R&D Award for 2009. He has published over 130 papers and book chapters and received over £7M grant funding.
Nick is currently the Vice President (Academic) for the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and a member of Senate of the University of Exeter.