Dr Ihsan Al-affan

Dr Ihsan Al-affan

Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics, Medical Physics

Email address

Office - 281A
Second Floor
Talbot Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Ihsan Al-Affan is a senior lecturer of Medical Physics at Swansea University. He started his career as a research fellow at the London South Bank University working on research on radon risk to lung. This research involved working on a project to assess the lung cancer risk due to radon and its decay products. He moved to Cardiff working in Velindre Hospital in 1990 as a clinical scientist at the radiotherapy department.  Then in 1998 he worked at Physics Department in Zarka University, Jordan lecturing various subjects in physics and medical radiation physics. In 2001, Ihsan, joined the United Arab Technical Training Project at Bexhill On Sea, UK as an academic adviser to manage and monitor the academic progress of over 150 students from the United Arab Emirates who studied and were trained in British technical colleges. From 2011 he joined the MSc programme as a senior lecturer in Medical Physics at Swansea University.

Areas Of Expertise

  • • Radiation Safety.
  • • Monte Carlo modeling
  • • Modeling the design of radiotherapy rooms.
  • • Improve the design of the maze in order to achieve the legal dose limit at the entrance to the maze.
  • • The risk of radon to the lungs in dwellings.

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

• Teaching on the MSc course in medical radiation physics
• Main modules taught
PMPM09 Radiation Safety
The theory of the risks involved in the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in medicine and the practice of medical physicists in radiation safety.
MPM19 Advanced Radiation Safety
Part 1 of the clinical science specialization in radiation safety
PMRM00 Introduction to the practice of Medical Physicists and Clinical Engineers in Healthcare