In 1999 I started my journey into the field of radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Together with my husband I did intensive clinical and scientific work within the field of Digital Mammography. We presented the world´s first results on the use of contrast media in digital mammography, a technique, which is now accepted as a routine clinical tool.
During maternity leave, I refocussed not only on family management but also on the specialty of neuroradiology. I completed a master’s Study on Neuroimaging for Research at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and obtained the German and the European Certification of Neuroradiology. I now enjoy working with Telemedicineclinic, Barcelona, Spain, as Neuroradiologist since 2016.
Since 2013 I also work as a medical expert at Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, Germany, together with software engineers. Our foci are medical visualization, postprocessing, deep learning techniques, and the use of AI in medicine.
In 2019 I started studying Medical Art at the MAET. With a strong background in Radiology, an insight into advanced post-processing, and some experience in Art it is my vision to use all available media – from the combination of radiologic imaging with traditional art techniques to advanced techniques like the use of AR in medicine– to provide optimal medical visualization for scientific and educational purposes. To see examples please visit my website www.radiologyart.eu .
Recently I accepted a part-time position in a dedicated mammography department. Besides refocussing on what has been my main clinical topic for many years I am now also looking forward to using my illustration skills for the doctor-patient communication.
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Courtney Stabb is a freelance illustrator from Atlanta, GA, now based in London. With a BFA in Science Illustration, she has been pursuing the pairing of medical education and fine arts. She specializes in digital art and strives to connect the bridge between traditional artforms and contemporary media. She is looking forward to learning more about the intricacies of conveying complex anatomy and developing skills in fine arts and 3D modeling and animation.
Prior to the MAET programme, Courtney worked as a technical illustrator creating complex diagrams for safety manuals. She has served as a graphic consultant, working on visual communication and medical illustrations for litigation. In her freelance work she has been able to create pieces for healthcare marketing firms, technology companies, small businesses, and online communities.
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Becki Hiscocks is a Bristol based illustrator with a background in Fine Art and Education. Following a continued fascination of the history of anatomy she applied to the MAET in order to consolidate her knowledge and further develop her drawing practice.
Becki has had a diverse career within the arts and is a qualified lecturer having worked for many years in post-16 education. As a studio assistant to Damien Hirst she specialised in entomology and currently, as a designer for Zardi & Zardi, she creates fabrics and panoramic wallpapers based on historic tapestries.
Becki is passionate about the use of traditional methods within her illustration and much of her practice focuses on drawing, etching and watercolour. She is particularly fascinated in pathology, viewing disease as the narrative of the body.
Ellen is a London-based illustrator with a BA in Fine Art (Bath Spa University) and a BSc and PhD in Nutrition (King’s College London). She is fascinated by the complexity of human physiology and the role of nutrition in health and disease. During the MAET course she is keen to develop interesting ways to educate and inspire children and adults about nutrition, health and the human body.
I am currently trainee surgeon and anatomy demonstrator based in London. I have a special interest in anatomy drawing, and educating students through the medium of drawing. My favourite medium is pen or pencil (line drawing) and oil painting. The MAET had provided me a great opportunity to acquire a wider range of illustrative skills that I can adopt for future illustration work in publications or textbooks. The part-time and flexible nature of the course allows me to continue my clinical work. The staff on the course is approachable and friendly, and highly skilled. It is a great privileged to be enrolled onto this course. The annual medical artist association (MAA) meeting provides you a great opportunity to network, as well as, chances to showcase your own work. I hope to achieve my MMAA (membership of medical artist association) and RMIP (registered medical illustration practitioner) on completion of this course in coming years.
Merlin is an award-winning freelance Medical Illustrator & Educator. She strives to visualise information in a way that makes it universally accessible, educational and engaging for both clinicians and the general public.
Over the last decade she has worked with some of the largest clients in the healthcare sector in the field of patient & public engagement, including Harley Street Childrens’ Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, UCL, Hunterian Museum of Surgery, The Royal College of Midwives andKings College London. She teaches Illustration at The House of Illustration (founded by Quentin Blake).
Merlin believes pictures have the power to make thinking, working and communicating easier for everyone. She is passionate about using her skills to support and empower others, via collaborations with academics and medics across the UK, Europe and America.
My name is Louise Hinman, freelance artist and medical artist based in Brighton, London and Barcelona. I have over 15 years of drawing, illustration and exhibition experience. I can produce work for medical and academic research projects, anatomical and/or conceptual commissions and am experienced at running workshops and producing visual scribes at public engagement events, meetings and conferences.
I am interested in combining the traditional aesthetics of medical art with modern techniques, technologies and innovation.
I believe drawing is a direct and effective tool by which an artist can communicate processes and understanding. I can master a wide variety of styles and can adapt to suit individual preference or a particular project. My skill set is broad and I have a particular interest and expertise in traditional line drawing, simplification complex procedures or anatomy for diverse audiences, data visualisation & information graphics, and the applications of 3D modelling.
For my dissertation, ‘The Growth of Prosthetics’, I researched an overview of the design, demand for, functional expectations and the methods of creating prostheses.
Francesca Corra graduated in Fine Art from The Art Academy, London in 2012 and has completed her training in Medical Art with the Medical Artists’ Education Trust.
Francesca was awarded with The Leverhulme’s Artist in Residence Grant to collaborate with the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University.
Francesca has also won the Barber’s Company Award granted by The Worshipful Company of Barbers in 2013 and The Ronald Raven Award the following year for her research into the history and preservation techniques of museum specimens.
Francesca was also the recipient for The Whitaker Award of excellence from the Medical Artist’s Education Trust both in 2015 and 2016 awarded for her high standard of artwork.
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