Joseph Dewhurst

Technical Assistant
Joseph Dewhurst


Joseph joined Dehns in 2015 after spending five years as a medical physicist at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, where he worked on a wide range of projects including error detection in radiotherapy treatment planning and Monte Carlo modeling for photodynamic therapy dosimetry.  He also achieved state registration as a clinical scientist. 

Prior to this, Joseph completed a PhD in plasma physics at the University of Warwick which was focused on simulations and statistical analysis of plasma turbulence in the edge region of nuclear fusion devices.  Prior to Joseph’s PhD, he graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class Honours MPhys degree in physics, which included a year studying at the University of California.


Type of clients and client work 

Joseph works with clients including large multinational companies and SMEs.  His work includes drafting new patent applications, prosecuting such applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, and handling international patent portfolios.



Joseph handles patent work in a variety of electronics, physics and engineering fields. He has particular experience in mass spectrometry, graphics processing, semiconductor devices, telecommunications, oil and gas exploration and medical devices.


Qualifications and Memberships 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University, 2016
  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education 

MSc (distinction and Director’s prize winner), Medical Physics, University of Manchester, 2011

PhD, Plasma Physics, University of Warwick, 2010

MPhys (1st class honours), Physics, University of Manchester, 2006