David Bryson: Scientific photographer, writer and educator
I studied Anatomy at
Aberdeen University before gainimng a Postgraduate Certificate in
Education at Aberystwyth University. I then went on to study/train as a Medical
Photographer at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
I worked as a medical
photographer at University of Dundee and then ran my own business in the Bromsgrove/Redditch
area as Medical and Medicolegal Photographer for over 12 years.
I returned to teaching on the
part-time HNC in Medical and Technical Photography at Berkshire College of Art
& Design in Reading and then became Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Biological
Imaging at the University of Derby.
I have been at the University of Derby now
for over 21 years leading programmes including Design for Digital Media and Web
Design and Multimedia and teaching on MA in Performance Sportswear Design,
Graphic Design, Human Biology, Biology and Zoology.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in College of Life and Natural
Sciences at the University of Derby teaching on the Forensic
Science programmes and research skills for our Masters in Research programmes. I am module leader for Forensic Imaging (including scientific
photography techniques e.g. infrared and ultraviolet fluorescence) and teach on
the Forensic Anthropology module.
My research and publications include aspects of support for Learning
and CPD, clinical and personal injury photography through the Journal of Visual
Communication in Medicine. I co-edited a book on “Textile-led Design for the
Active Ageing”, published in September 2014 a follow-up to an earlier book “Smart
Clothing and Wearable Technology” from February 2009 both for Woodhead
Publications, now part of Elsevier.