Calum’s research involves the application of concepts in nanophotonics to enhance biomedical optical imaging techniques and facilitate early stage cancer detection. This research is part of a multidisciplinary Cancer Research UK-funded project with principal investigators Dr. Sarah Bohndiek (Physics) and Prof. Timothy Wilkinson (Engineering).

Calum obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Cardiff University (2011), an MPhil (Dist.) in Micro & Nanotechnology from the University of Cambridge (2012), and in 2013 joined the Photonic Systems Development Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD (Engineering) in 2017 with a thesis on Plasmonic nanostructures for enhanced optical devices. Calum is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.