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Read profiles of staff on our MSc Medical Technology in Chelmsford.

Professor Richard Aspinall

Director, Health & Wellbeing Academy, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Aspinall is a recognised expert in the area of age-associated immune deficiencies, infection in the elderly and the issues concerning vaccination in older people.

He has degrees from Bristol University, Birmingham University and Cranfield University and has worked at Oxford University and the Babraham Institute in Cambridge from where he was invited to join a biotech company. From there he moved to Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School which later became part of Imperial College London. In 2008 he was appointed Professor in Translational Medicine at Cranfield University and is a Visiting Professor at the Open University.

He is a member of the British Society for Immunology, the British Transplantation Society and the British Society for Research on Ageing. In addition he is an External Examiner for HKU Space and is a member of the editorial boards of the academic journals Longevity and Healthspan, Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, and Immunity and Ageing. He's also served on the editorial boards of Mechanisms of Ageing; Development and Biogerontology. He has been a member of MRC College of Experts, a member of the Board of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School, Chairman of the British Society for Research on Ageing, a consultant for several major pharmaceutical companies and a referee for the NIH (USA).

Richard was appointed a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2007, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin) in 2012 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology in 2014.

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Professor Selim Cellek

MD PhD Professor of Health and Biomedicine
Health & Wellbeing Academy, Anglia Ruskin University

After obtaining his medical degree in Turkey in 1993, Professor Cellek completed his PhD in pharmacology at Wellcome Research Laboratories and University College London in 1997 under the supervision of Sir Professor Salvador Moncada. He worked as a postdoctoral research assistant, then as a team leader at University College London until 2004 when he joined GlaxoSmithKline. At GSK, Professor Cellek was involved in early pre-clinical and clinical research with a focus on translational medicine. He returned to University College London in 2009, then worked at Cranfield University as a Reader in Translational Medicine before joining Anglia Ruskin University in April 2015.

As one of the key opinion leaders in the field of sexual medicine, Professor Cellek was a recipient of the prestigious Award of Excellence from the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) for 'exceptional achievements in sexual medicine research' in 2003, and is the current chairman of ESSM Grants Committee. Professor Cellek serves as an expert on the reviewer boards of several journals, funding bodies and consultancy companies.

Dr Dingchang Zheng

BEng PhD Senior Lecturer in Medical Technology
Health & Wellbeing Academy, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Dingchang Zheng received his BEng degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2002, and his PhD in Medical Physics from Newcastle University, UK, in 2006.

Currently, Dr Zheng is the course leader of our MSc Medical Technology. He has been leading the Cardiovascular Physics & Engineering Research Group and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University. He's also the lead guest editor of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine for a special issue of Advances in Cardiovascular Signal Processing, an editorial board member of the Proceedings of Computing in Cardiology since 2011, and the invited editor of several international journals, including Medicine. He was the organising committee member of the international conference of Computing in Cardiology 2011 at Zhejiang University, China. He serves as an expert in the reviewer boards for 20 journals and research councils.

In 2011, Dr Zheng won the Martin Black Annual Prize for the best article published in Physiological Measurement. As well as this, he was one of the four international finalists for the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award 2009, Computing in Cardiology, Park City, USA; and the only winner of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) JA Lodge Award 2009 for Recognizing and Promoting Outstanding Work in the Field of Research and Development in Medical Engineering.