Dr Christopher Wright

Chris Wright, LSBU

Associate Professor in Diagnostic Radiography

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    020 7815 7973
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences

Dr Wright joined LSBU's School of Health and Social Care in April 2015 as an Associate Professor, and is the professional lead for Diagnostic Radiography and also post-registration lead for the Allied Health Professions.

He qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer (Bradford) in 1981 and worked clinically in Pinderfields and Hull before moving to Lancaster as Clinical Tutor. He gained the HDCR in 1985 and began teaching in the North West Lancashire School of Radiography, part of the PostRad initiative, completing his Cert Ed (Birmingham) and MSc (Salford).

In 1989, Dr Wright joined Philips Medical Systems and had a pivotal role in the commercialisation of the T5 and the advent of short-bore MRI scanners. He moved to General Electric in 1995 and continued to develop his MRI expertise, particularly in the development of phased array coil technology (6 Sigma Black Belt. He led the PPP team for the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre. He diversified to service management in 2001 and developed the e-procurement platform with NHS PaSA. In 2003 became European Service Sales and Marketing Manager, and led the development of the European Call Centre in Budapest.

He returned to higher education in 2005 as Head of the Carlisle Campus at the University of Cumbria, and postgraduate MRI lead, continuing to pursue research interests and complete his PhD (Lancaster). In 2012 he joined Sheffield Hallam University, with research focused around decision making, commercialising RadBench®.  He was also undergraduate admissions tutor - he developed the MMI interview process, and eAssessment of clinical practice using the MyKnowledgeMap platform.

Dr Wright's teaching specialisms include decision making to include change management, image interpretation, and MRI.

Dr Wright is a quantitative researcher. His work is based around the ‘decision making’ theme, which is in several strands:

  1. RadBench® forms the basis of the image interpretation research which has global coverage and around 40,000 participants
  2. Item Response Theory (SEDA Grant)
  3. Post Processing
    1. HCS for breast and prostate MRI
    2. Image fusion (Imagine Grant)
  4. Thermal Imaging

He is an experienced dissertation supervisor, and has several on-going PhD students and one completion.

Most recent publications

Sinclair, N and Wright, C and Edwards, G and Keane, P Degree Classification: Does the Calculation Model Affect the Award?. In: UK Radiological Congress and Radiation Oncology Congress, 12 June 2017 - 14 June 2017, Manchester.

Wright, C and Reeves, P Image interpretation performance: A longitudinal study from novice to professional. Radiography, 23. e1-e7. DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2016.08.006

Wright, C and Xiang, Y Image Interpretation Performance of Diagnostic Radiographers in Singapore. In: UK Radiological Congress, 6 June 2016 - 8 June 2016, Liverpool.

Wright, C and Akimoto, T Preliminary Clinical Evaluation: The What, Where, How Approach to Scoring. In: The UK Radiological Congress, 06-08 June 2016, Liverpool.

Wright, C and Higgins, S Traffic Light: An Alternative Approach to Abnormality Signalling. In: UK Radiological Congress, 6 June 2016 - 8 June 2016, Liverpool.

Wright, C and Reeves, P RadBench: Benchmarking image interpretation skills. Radiography, 22. 131 - 136 (6). DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.010

More publications at LSBU Research Open
  • Health and Care Professions Council (RA23754)
  • Society of Radiographers Member (88722)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (0215827)


  • 2015-present: Magnetic Resonance Advisory Group (MRAG) – Society and College of Radiographers

External examiner

  • 2014-present: University of Exeter, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging

External advisor

  • 2014-present: University of Exeter, Medical School Undergraduate Admissions
  • 2016: Postgraduate Portfolio, University of Salford

Journal reviewer

  • 2013-present: 'Radiography'
  • 2013-present: 'Journal of Global Economics'
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