Since joining the Northern office in early 2015, Fearnley has driven the optimisation of the MCNPX simulations through research into variance reduction and effects of physics options. Other roles include using MCNPX to investigate radiation fields, provide models for shielding designs and advise on output data handling.
Throughout a Physics with Medical Physics degree at The University of Sheffield, Fearnley immersed himself in computing based projects. Here he gained knowledge of Radiation Physics while developing a keen understanding of designing and creating applications for use in scientific environments.
The final year project was to develop a learning tool for trainee radiologists: working with Radiation specialists to produce an accurate virtual environment for the students to safely experiment with the trade off between image quality and dose.
Fearnley developed a web application to assist with a service provided by Imaging Physics and Radiation Safety Department in Newcastle Upon Tyne before joining Aurora.
- MPhys from The University of Sheffield.
- University Tessella Award 2013 for software-based learning tool for trainee radiologists.
- University of Sheffield Medical Physics Award 2012.
- Designed and created a software-based quality assurance tool that was invited to be presented at a European Medical Physics Conference.
Aside from playing guitar and riding motorcycles, Fearnley is a keen Ultimate Frisbee player.