Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering / Healthcare Science Lead
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
David Keating is the Scientific Director of the Clinical Physics & Bioengineering (DCPB) at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) The Department is one of the largest in Europe with more than 350 Scientists and Technologists. He is also the Healthcare Science Lead for NHS GG&C. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist. His early career was general Medical Physics with spells in Nuclear Medicine, Physiological Measurement and Clinical Engineering. There was also a short spell as a Biomedical Engineer in the middle east in the late 1980s. A PhD in Synthetic Speech Aids for the disabled led to an interest in Digital Signal Processing which he later applied in his specialism in the field of Ophthalmology where he became the President of the British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology (BriSCEV) and Director of International Communications for the International body (ISCEV). His academic record includes 140 publications, 34 Research grant awards and supervision of 14 Postgraduate students. In terms of Medical Device development his team won the award for the Best Innovation originating from NHS Scotland in 2006 and was runner up in 2009. He was recently appointed Subject Matter Expert in Clinical Engineering for the National Shared Services Programme.