About me

My positions. I'm R&D Coordinator in the department of Medical Radiation Physics and Nuclear Medicine (MSF-NM) at the Karolinska University Hospital and an associated researcher in CLINTEC at KI.

My background. My doctorate was in theoretical physics (2003). After that I took an MSc in medical physics (2004) and completed the Basic Training for hospital physicists in the UK (2006). Since 2006, I've been employed in research-related positions in hospitals or at universities.

My contacts. You can email me at the above KI address but I will respond more rapidly if you contact me at my hospital address (gavin.poludniowski@regionstockholm.se).

Research description

My research has covered a broad range of experimental and theoretical topics in medical physics but with a strong focus on imaging. The work has lead to over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and several patent applications. During my research and educational activities I've had the opportunity to work with clinical and research physicists, engineers, radiographers, radiologists, oncologists and IT specialists. I've supervised several students through their doctoral studies at KI and it is considered an important part of my role at Karolinska University Hospital.


  • Higher Certificate in Statistics, with Credit. Royal Statistical Society, UK (2010)
  • DipIPEM(S) Part I Training in Medical Physics, with Merit. IPEM, UK (Oct 2003 to Dec 2005)
  • MSc in Medical Physics, with Distinction. University of Leeds, UK (Oct 2003 to Oct 2004)
  • PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics. University of Manchester, UK (Oct 2000 to Oct 2003)
  • MPhys(Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Physics, First Class. University of Manchester, UK (Sept 1996 to May 2000)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Top 10 Most Cited Author, 2016/2017, for the British Journal of Radiology (the BIR  journal)
  • Insititution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award, 2014, (Model-based Engineering category), as part of the PRaVDA Consortium
  • Top 20 Best Referee Award, 2011, for Physics in Medicine and Biology (the IOP Journal)
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Science Writing Prize, 2008, for the essay Monte Carlo or bust
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Science Writing Prize, 2006, for the essay The Making of Science