John Talbot

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Allied Health

Areas of Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) , Education and teaching

John’s pedagogical interests centre around the use of eLearning particularly relating to the use of mobile touch-screen computing devices as learning tools.


John is interested in the parallelism between technology and learning and he is currently researching new concepts in virtual learning environments. His previous contributions to the field include the construction of a "virtual reality" MRI scanner for learning and teaching and other web based interactive learning materials. He is also a registered Apple iOS and Android developer and is undertaking research in the field of touch-screen mobile devices as educational tools. More recently John has been creating computer generated high definition movies and anaglyph 3D diagrams of MRI concepts. Some of these CGI resources are included in the web content for the latest edition of the World's best seller MRI in Practice and were used in the illustrations for A Handbook of MRI Technique.

Research interests

  • Mobile Learning
  • Touch Screen Devices



  • MSc Medical Imaging 1997
  • PGc Learning and Teaching 2004
  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers 1981

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Honorary Member Saudi Society of MRI Technologists

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Book reviewer Rad Magazine

Selected recent publications

Westbrook C., Talbot J. and Roth C. (2011). MRI in Practice. 4th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Westbrook C. (2014). Handbook of MRI Technique. 4th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Westbrook C. (2010). MRI at a Glance. 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Carver, E. and Carver B. (2012) Medical Imaging Techniques Reflection and Evaluation. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.

Westbrook C. and Talbot J. (2009) What do MRI Radiographers Really Know? European Journal of Radiography. 1 (2) pp52-60