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Dr Philip Whybra

Dr Philip Whybra

Research Associate

School of Engineering

N/1.51, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


I have strong links to Cardiff University, having first graduated here with a Masters in Physics (MPhys) in 2015. After time in industry, I re-joined the School of Engineering at Cardiff as a PhD candidate in October 2016. I now continue to work within the Cancer Imaging and Data Analytics (CIDA) team and the Medical Engineering Research Group as a Research Associate.

My research interests are broadly in the topics of Medical Image Analysis, Imaging Biomarkers, and Radiomics. I am curious about all aspects of image analysis that could be used to further personalise cancer treatment.

A key aspect of my work concerns the standardisation of radiomic techniques. This is a necessity to enable transition of any promising research models to use within a clinical setting. Notably, I am a core member of an international effort known as the Image Biomarker Standardisation Initiative (IBSI) (


Education and Work

  • Research Associate, Cardiff University, UK (2021-current)
  • Research Assistant, Cardiff University, UK (2021)
  • PhD  - School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK (2016-2021)
  • Lab Demonstrator (Computational Physics, PX1224 and PX2134), Cardiff University, UK (2017-2018)
  • Intern Research Scientist, Mirada Medical, Oxford (2016)
  • MPhys - School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, UK (2011-2015)

Committees and reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer, Medical Physics