Tom Wemyss

I'm a PhD student at UCL looking at how smartphone imaging can act as an adjunct to frontline clinical decision making.

In my spare time, I advise OKKO Health on vision science.

My goal is to design and create software and processes to solve problems in data science and healthcare - from modelling vision deficiencies, to patient engagement, to comparative genomics.

I've written about some of my projects below. If you have any questions, or if you've got a project you'd like some input on, please feel free to get in touch with me via


Sample projects


  1. Goel H., Wemyss T. A., Harris T., et al (2021) Improving productivity, costs and environmental impact in International Eye Health Services: using the ‘Eyefficiency’ cataract surgical services auditing tool to assess the value of cataract surgical services. BMJ Open Ophthalmology (Access PDF)
  2. Tromer E. C., Wemyss T. A., Waller R. F., and Akiyoshi B. (2021) Repurposing of Synaptonemal Complex Proteins for Kinetochores in Kinetoplastida. Open Biol. (Access PDF)
  3. Crossland M.D., Dekker T. M., Hancox J., Lisi M., Wemyss T. A., and Thomas P. B. M. (2021) Evaluation of a Home-Printable Vision Screening Test for Telemedicine. JAMA Opthalmology (Access PDF)
  4. Veto P., Thomas P. B. M., Alexander P., Wemyss T., and Mollon J. D. (2020) The last channel: Vision at the temporal margin of the field. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287, 20200607 (Access PDF)



PhD in Medical Imaging


(University College London)

EPSRC studentship for the UCL CDT in Intelligent, Integrated Healthcare Imaging.

Project: Developing new smartphone imaging technologies as adjuncts to front line clinical decision making.


MRes Medical Imaging, Distinction


(University College London)

Project: "Development of affordable smartphone imaging technology to be used in screening for maternal and neonatal anaemia"

Taught modules:
  • Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
  • Research Software Engineering with Python
  • Computational MRI
  • User-Centred Data Visualisation

MSci Biochemistry


(University of Cambridge)

Project: "Re-inventing chromosome segregation: evolution of the kinetoplastid kinetochore"


BA Natural Sciences


(University of Cambridge)

Final-year project: "Is Sequence Information in the 3’ UTR linked to mRNA regulation in Trypanosomes?"

Computing Skills

Programming skills

Academic Skills

Manufacturing skills