Keith Humphries BA (Hons), MSc, C. Phys & C. Sci – Company Founder and Executive Consultant
Keith is an honary senior research fellow at the University of Wales in Cardiff and a Consultant Clinical Scientist specialising in vascular ultrasound, most recently working as an independent consultant for Harley Street Clinic, Nuffield Hospital Guildford and Kind Edward VI Hospital.
He graduated in physics at the universities of Essex and Sheffield and completed his training in medical physics at Guys Hospital. In 1975, Keith moved to Southampton General Hospital where he was head of the vascular ultrasound unit. Here he was responsible for the diagnostic and technical development of these vascular techniques and was one of a team producing a 3D continuous wave Doppler imaging system. Read More
From 1990 he was employed at the Royal Post Graduate Medical School as Principal Scientific Officer, where he was involved in research and development of 3-D ultrasound imaging techniques and the provision of quality assurance and servicing of ultrasound equipment at the Hammersmith Hospital and North and West London Hospitals. This work continued in the Medical Physic Department at Hammersmith from 1995 and from 1998 as honary senior lecturer at Imperial College.
Keith has been involved in education throughout his career, establishing and running training course and conference, and in 1999 he was part of a group who instigated and established the MSC in Medical Ultrasound at Imperial College, becoming the initial course director until 2009. He has supervised on a series of MSc. and Ph.D projects and published extensively on vascular ultrasound diagnostic techniques, 3-D ultrasound imaging and associated image processing. He has also been an internal and external examiner for Imperial College and the University of London. His current research interests include ultrasound quantification of erthroyte echogenicity, lumbar artery investigations and 3-D ultrasound techniques.
Although very much still involved with company development, Keith has this year stepped down as Course Director, chair and demonstrator on the training courses after 30 years to pursue new technical developments! We would like to thank him for his passion, insight and hard work towards developing the field of ultrasound training.
Anne Gregory, MSc – Course Co-ordinator and Sonographer
Anne has been involved with the company in 1999 and is key to our course administration and functioning training courses. A qualified sonographer, with 35 years experience, having worked across the country in Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and West Midlands. She has also been an active member of BMUS, SVT and RCR. Anne moved back to Milton Keynes Hospital in 1993, as senior radiographer, to manage the ultrasound department. Read More
In 2003 she moved to the West Midlands to set up and establish the vascular laboratory at Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley, and the hospital is now the vascular hub of the West Midlands. Anne was instrumental in delivering in house vascular courses in Russell’s Hall hospital, in partnership with the surgical department. This was the beginning of our bespoke in house training that we now offer.
Having always been interested in training and developing individuals, Anne is an enthusiastic member of the Wessex Diagnostic team. Anne also undertakes Quality assurance for Ultrasound equipment across the south of England, in London, Milton Keynes and Hampshire.
Helen Humphries, BSc (Hons) – Director and Programme Manager
Helen has been involved with our ultrasound courses for over 20 years, now as Director, she is responsible for Wessex Diagnostic service development and programme management.
With 20 years experience of training and event management at a variety of levels from conferences, corporate training to community training and events, Helen is also a qualified tutor and internal verifier. Read More
She is also responsible for marketing and building new partnerships with ultrasound societies and service providers and is currently focusing on developing bespoke courses. One recent collaboration with the product design team at Limbs and Things, provided a comprehensive practical introduction to ultrasound physics and scanning techniques in a new Introduction to Ultrasound course.
Helen’s passion is for education at all levels, with an enthusiasm for both engaging people with learning and environmental conservation. Previous roles have included charities such as the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Soil Association and the Bristol One tree per child project. Helen is also a Trustee for a family support charity.