Professor David Hawkes

Professor David Hawkes graduated from Oxford with a BA in Natural Sciences (Physics) in 1974 and obtained an MSc in Radiolobiology in Birmingham in 1975. His first post was as a clinical scientist in nuclear medicine at Southampton General Hospital. After obtaining his PhD in 1982 at the University of Surrey and the Institute of Cancer Research he spent seven years working as a clinical scientist at St. George’s Hospital, London, before returning in 1988 to academia at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS), where he received a personal Chair in 1998.

He was elected FMedSci in 2011, FBIR in 2007, FREng in 2002, FInstP in 1997 and FIPEM in 1993. He became an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2009.

Professor Hawkes gave the Crookshank Lecture to the Royal College of Radiologist in 2008 and the Wilhelm Roentgen Honorary Lecture to the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in 2006.

Professor Dave Hawkes founded the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at UCL in 2005 and has directed it since then.  He has been co-Director of the CR-UK, EPSRC and DoH funded joint UCL/KCL Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre since 2011. He was Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at KCL between 2002 and 2004 and Director of the £8M EPSRC and MRC funded IRC in Medical Images and Signals from 2003-2007.

Since 2010 he has been Director of the EPSRC Programme “Intelligent Imaging: Motion, Form and Function across Scale” and co-Director of the CR-UK/EPSRC joint UCL KCL Cancer Imaging Centre.