Prof Philip Mayes

Professor Philip Mayles graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1968 and completed a master of science degree in radiation physics at St Bartholemew’s Hospital Medical School. In 1986, he obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine in London University, and was appointed head of clinical radiotherapy physics at the Royal Marsden Hospital. In 1994, he moved to Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology as head of the Physics Department. He oversaw the expansion of the department from having 5 linear accelerators with conventional collimators to 9 machines all equipped with multi leaf collimators and portal imaging devices. The department became one of the pioneers of intensity modulated radiotherapy and image guided radiotherapy in the UK.

Professor Philip Mayles became chairman of the Radiotherapy Topic Group of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine as was instrumental in producing Report 75 on the design of radiotherapy treatment facilities and Report 81 on quality assurance in radiotherapy. Both reports are now published as second editions. He has an active interest in research especially in improving the physical basis of radiotherapy treatment and treatment planning.