Hugh Wallace

Hugh is a Principal Clinical Scientist and Medical Physics Expert working in nuclear medicine in Scotland.  The first 16 years of his career have been spent as part of the Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering (DCPB) in Glasgow; one of the largest medical physics departments in the world; and as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; the largest regional healthcare authority in the UK.  During his career, Hugh has developed an expertise in general and paediatric nuclear medicine, molecular radiotherapy (MRT) and dosimetry.  He manages the scientific, safety and technical aspects of paediatric nuclear medicine at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow; the largest Paediatric Hospital in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.  Since 2023 Hugh has also managed the new national Scottish Paediatric Molecular Radiotherapy Service (known as SMaRT Kids); one of only two UK services providing paediatric MRT.  As part of this national service he chairs a weekly multidisciplinary team meeting, manages and delivers radiation treatments, oversees radiation safety and provides individualised patient dosimetry.  Hugh also has a special research interest in quantitative nuclear medicine imaging and has a PhD in Clinical Physics from the University of Glasgow for his thesis “Advancing Quantitative Imaging of Neuroblastoma”.  Hugh holds an Honorary Lecturer position at the University of Glasgow where he lectures in paediatric nuclear medicine and molecular radiotherapy at the MSc level.  He also guest lectures in molecular radiotherapy and nuclear medicine at Glasgow Caledonian University.