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Mr Mark Viner, FCR, MSc, HDCR, DipHSM, DipFMS, DipFHID, MCFS, CertRP

Senior Tutor - Radiography

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Mark has over 33 years’ experience as a radiographer, radiology manager and NHS senior manager in London Teaching Hospitals. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in radiography education, as a visiting lecturer at a number of UK universities and presenting at national and international conferences. He took up the position of part time Senior Tutor in Radiography in 2014.

He has a specific interest in dental & forensic imaging and forensic human identification and has authored a number of papers and book chapters on the subject. He is co-editor of the second edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiography and is a founder board member of both the International Association of Forensic Radiographers and The International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging.

He has extensive experience of forensic and archaeological radiography and disaster victim identification.  He has advised the UK Home Office & Government office for London,  The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugsolavia, The UN Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone and is currently radiography advisor to the Forensic Team of the UN International Criminal Court.

He has been awarded the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers, The Gold Medal of the Society & College of Radiographers and a Winston Churchill Fellowship

Teaching

Other Teaching Appointments

Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom:  Forensic MSc Programme, Fellow & Module Leader for Forensic Radiology, MSc Dissertation supervision

University of Teesside:  MSc Forensic Radiography – External Examiner

University of Greenwich: BSc Forensic Sciences – Visiting Lecturer

Research

Research interests:

Mark has a specific interest in forensic human identification. Current ongoing research projects include

Virtual Skeletal Analysis Project;  Cranfield University / University College Dublin / Berlin University / University of Zurich

Adapted Radiographic techniques for skeletal analysis – in association with the Bioarchaeology research Institute, Quinnipiac University, USA

Key Publications

Viner M.D (Ed) 2015: Woodhouse A, Boland N. Image Interpretation - Dental and Maxillo-facial Radiography: Sessions 1, 2 & 3 HEE e-learning for Healthcare. 2015.

Viner, M. D. et al, 2015 Use of Radiography & Fluoroscopy in Disaster Victim Identification; Positional statement of the members of the Disaster Victim Identification working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging,  Journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging June 2015

Edwards K., Viner M.D., Schweitzer, W., Thali, M. 2013 Determination of biological sex from MDCT scans of the Foramen Magnum, Journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging July 2013

Thali M., Viner M.D., Brogdon B.G., 2011 Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology, 2nd Edition, CRC Press

Book Chapters

Viner M.D., 2014 The Role of Radiology in Commingled Human Remains: Methods in Recovery, Analysis and Identification, B.J. Adams and J.E. Byrd. (eds), Academic Press 2014

Viner M.D., 2012 Radiography in Forensic Ecology Handbook, Marquez-Grant N., Roberts J., (Eds), Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Viner M.D., Conlogue G., Imaging Techniques in Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Blau S., Fondebreider L., Ubelaker D., 2012

Viner M.D.,2009 Radiology in Wiley Encyclopaedia of Forensic Sciences, Jamieson, A., Moenssens, A (eds) John Wiley & Sons., Chichester, UK pp 2233-2240,

Viner, M.D., 2008 The Role of Radiology In Mass Fatality Incidents in Retrieval, Analysis And Identification Of Co-Mingled Human Remains, Adams B Byrd J Humana Press, Totowa, NJ,

Viner M.D.,  2008 Forensic Radiology in Forensic Medicine For Lawyers Cowan S., Hunt A.C., Tottel Publishing, Haywards Heath,

Anderson, A., Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Hedley, M., Laver, J., Perman, A., Viner, M. and Wright, R., 2007. Protocols for the Investigation of Mass Graves. In: Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Laver, J. and Wessling, R., eds. The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 39-108.

Anderson, A., Hanson, I., Schofield, D., Scholtz, H., Vellema, J. and Viner, M., 2007. Health and Safety. In: Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Laver, J. and Wessling, R., eds. The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 109-147.

Anderson, A., Scholtz, H., Vellema, J. and Viner, M., 2007. Mortuary Procedures I – Pathology, radiography and the role of the anatomical pathology technologist. In: Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Laver, J. and Wessling, R., eds. The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 268-292.

Hines, E., Rock,C., Viner, M.D., 2006, The Role of Radiology in Human Identification, Thompson T., Black, S., CRC Press, Boca Raton,

Published Abstracts

Conlogue G., Viner M.D., Beckett R., Bekvalac J Post-Mortem Evaluation of the Degree of Mobility in an Individual with Severe Kyphoscoliosis Using Direct Digital Radiography (DR) and Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT)  Proceedings of the 80th Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California, April 15-19 2015

Gonzalez R, Conlogue G, Viner M.D., Bekvalac J,  A Mutli-Modality Imaging Study of a Skeleton Diagnosed with von Recklinhause’s Neurofibromatosis. Proceedings of 41th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association Calgary, Ontario, Canada, April 8-9, 2014

Conlogue J, Viner M.D. Bringing Field Radiography into the 21st Century,  Proceedings of 41th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association Calgary, Ontario, Canada  April 8-9, 2014

Viner M.D., What to do if you find yourself being called to give evidence. Procedings of the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March 2014, p233

Wessling R, Viner M.D., “Ready for the Olympics?” Disaster Victim Identification Training and Exercising as part of a Capacity Building Programme for UK Police Forces. Proceedings of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Meeting, Washington DC 2013, p217

Smyth A.M., Viner M.D., Conlogue G., Blyth T., An Evaluation of the Use of Modern Medical Imaging Techniques for the Determination of Biological Sex From Craniometric Measurements, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th  Meeting, Atlanta, 2012, p361

Walls R., Viner M.D., Conlogue G., Blyth T., An Evaluation of the Use of Modern Medical Imaging Techniques for the Estimation of Human Stature. The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Meeting, Atlanta, 2012, p365

Conlogue G., Viner M.D., Farmer M., Gulliver D., Beklavac J., Eggleton D., Tales from the Crypt: Preliminary Findings of a Digital Radiographic Study of Skeletal Remains Under St Bride’s Church in London, England. Proceedings of 38th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011

Viner, M.D., The Bone Detectives. Proceedings of The Congress of the Canadian Association of Radiologic Technologists, Saskatoon, June 2011

Jones J., Conlogue J., Viner M.D., Blyth T., An Evaluation of Digital Radiography and Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) in Gunshot Wound Trauma. The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 63rd Meeting, Chicago 2011, p175

Viner, M.D, Picking up the Pieces, The Role of Radiography following Mass Disasters, Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago 2010

Viner, M.D., The Bone Detectives. European Radiology, ECR 2009 Book of Abstracts Volume 19 Supplement 1 March 2009 pS78

Conlogue G.J., Viner M.D., Forensic Field Radiography: In the Trenches with MacGuyver The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 61st Scientific Meeting, Denver  2009

Hutchings K.E., Viner, M.D., Wessling, R., Experiential Learning; An effective Method of Training for Radiographers Involved in Mass Fatality Incidents, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 61st Scientific Meeting, Denver  2009

Viner, M.D., Rock, C., Hunt, N., Martin, A.W., MacKinnon, G, Forensic Radiography, Response to the London Bombings on 7th July 2005  - Proceedings of the ISRRT World Congress Durban 2008 p37

Hutchings K.E., Viner,M.D., Wessling, R Experiential Learning; An effective Method of Training for Radiographers Involved in Mass Fatality Incidents, Proceedings of the ISRRT World Congress Durban 2008 p12, Proceedings of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Scientific Meeting, Washington DC (2008),p270

Viner M.D., The Role of The Radiographer in Forensic Medical Investigation, Proceedings of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Scientific Meeting, Washington DC (2008),p270

Viner, M.D., Invited Review: The Bone Detectives. Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2007. BJR Congress Series, BIR (2007), p57 College of Radiographers William Stripp Memorial Lecture – Eponymous Lecture

Viner, M.D  Forensic Radiography, An International Perspective. ISR 2006 Book of Abstracts The 24th International Congress of Radiology, Cape Town, September 2006, (2006) p290

Viner, M.D., Rock, C., Hunt, N., Martin, A.W., MacKinnon, G, Forensic Radiography, Response to the London Suicide Bombings on 7th July 2005, Proceedings of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 58th Scientific Meeting, Seattle WA, (2006), p176

Viner, M.D., The role of radiography in forensic medicine – an international comparison Proceedings of UK Radiological Congress, Birmingham UK, BJR Congress Series, British Institute of Radiology (2006), p76

Viner, M.D., Rock, C., Hunt, N., Martin, A.W., MacKinnon, G, Forensic Radiography, Response to the London Suicide Bombings on 7th July 2005, Proceedings of UK Radiological Congress, Birmingham UK, BJR Congress Series, British Institute of Radiology (2006), p77

Viner, M.D., Hoban, W., Rock, C., Cassidy, M.T., The Role of Radiography in the Investigation of Mass Incidents, Proceedings of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences 55th Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL (2003), p130

Viner, M.D., Forensic Radiography: A Framework for the Future?, Proceedings of the ISRRT 12th World Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ISRRT (2002), p52

Viner, M.D., Forensic Investigation: The Role of Radiography, European Congress of Radiology, European Radiology, Supplement to Volume 11, Number 2, February 2001 (2001) p95

Viner, M.D., Cassidy, M., Treu, V., The Role of Radiography in a Disaster Investigation Radiology 1998 Imaging Science and Oncology; Published Abstracts, British Institute of Radiology, Birmingham (1998) p69

Viner, M.D., Schweiso, J., Hadley-Rowe, R., Fisher, J., Chan, O., The Royal London Hospital Experience of The Docklands bombing: radiographic experience of a major incident. Radiology 1997 Imaging Science and Oncology; Published Abstracts , British Institute of Radiology, Birmingham (1997) p43

PhD Supervision

Public engagement

Health Care Professions Council – Fitness to Practice Panel Member

College of Radiographers – Assessment & Accreditation Partner

International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging – Board Member

International Association of Forensic Radiographers - Immediate Past Chair

Journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging  - Editorial Board Member

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