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James Clark Ross

I am a PhD researcher in philosophy at the University of Southampton, researching the connection between grounding and causation in explanation.

I am the founder of The Human Front, a philosophy website covering topics in art, ethics, existentialism, film, metaphysics, science, and society and featuring interviews with real philosophers.

From September 2013 to December 2023 I was a
medical physicist for the National Health Service (NHS).

Here I also showcase my poetry and advertise some services of mine: namely, CV-making, typesetting, proofreading, graph-making, and data analysis. If you are interested, you can navigate to this website’s dedicated pages.

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Medical Physics


‘Machine learning to predict environmental dose rates from a radionuclide therapy service – A proof of concept study’
Journal of Radiological Protection, 2023-07-07
Radiation protection, Original Article

‘Scaling back and modernising the medical physicist’
Scope, pp. 44–47, Winter 2022
Medical physics, Opinion (magazine)

‘The role of serial 99mTc-DPD scintigraphy in monitoring cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis’
Amyloid, 2021-10-27
Cardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

‘Reply to comment on “Reforming the debate around radiation risk? Advancing the status quo is not a reformation”’
Journal of Radiological Protection, 2019-08-28
Radiation protection, Letter to Editor

‘Reforming the debate around radiation risk’
Journal of Radiological Protection, 2019-05-24
Radiation protection, Opinion

‘Does quantification have a role to play in the future of bone SPECT?’
European Journal of Hybrid Imaging, 2019-05-03
Skeletal imaging, Review

‘Quantitative SPECT: the time is now’
EJNMMI Physics, 2019-03-04
Quantitative imaging, Opinion

‘Defining the future of quantitative SPECT/CT’
Rad Magazine, 2019-03-01
Quantitative imaging, Opinion (magazine)

‘Quantitation of 99mTc-DPD uptake in patients with transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidosis’
Amyloid, 2018-11-28
Cardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

‘Extracardiac 18F-florbetapir imaging in patients with systemic amyloidosis: more than hearts and minds’
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2018-04-12
Extracardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

‘Prognostic utility of the Perugini grading of 99mTc-DPD scintigraphy in transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis and its relationship with skeletal muscle and soft tissue amyloid’
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, 2017-02-04
Cardiac amyloidosis, Original Article


Dec 2022 – Dec 2023
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Nuclear Medicine Physicist

Jan 2022 – Nov 2022
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Radiological Physicist

Nov 2019 – Jun 2021
Barts Health NHS Trust
Nuclear Medicine Physicist

Apr 2017 – Apr 2019
University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust
Nuclear Medicine Physicist

Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
University College London (UCL)
Research Technician

Sep 2013 – Feb 2016
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Trainee Clinical Scientist