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Dr Benjamin Gardner

Lecturer (E&R)


I am currently a research fellow in the Biomedical physics group working with Professor Nick Stone on the following EPSRC research grant: A Novel Deep Raman Spectroscopy Platform for Non-Invasive In-Vivo Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

This project aims to develop Raman spectroscopy as a non-invasive method for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. This is important as the current methods for detecting breast cancer have a high false positive rate, resulting in unrequired biopsies, and preventable patient stress. The current approaches are also limited to older patients, leaving younger patients vulnerable. Raman spectroscopy has the potential to provide quick reliable and non-invasive platform to diagnose breast cancer.  

Other research interests include developing the Deep Raman approaches for characterising and monitoring a materials physical properties such as temperature non-invasively with chemical specificity at depth within objects.