Institute of Nuclear Medicine


Robert Shortman

Rob qualified as a children’s nurse in Bristol in 1997, working in general paediatrics, and Bone Marrow Transplant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, before going on to study Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. Subsequently Rob worked as an assistant psychologist as part of a research project to evaluate the effects of Brain Tumours on the child and family. Following a years spell in health psychology research at the University of Bristol Rob returned to nursing at UCLH as part of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine where he has used his experience to assess patient experience in Nuclear Medicine and to develop interventions to reduce the psychological burden of PET/CT & PET/MRI scanning procedures.

Rob is currently undertaking a PhD within the division of Medicine at UCL to determine the relationship between pre-operative memory function and PET/CT & MRI data.