Biography of John Lenihan
John Mark Anthony Lenihan (1918-1993)was Professor of Clinical Physics, 1973 to 1983. He was Warden of MacBrayne Hall from 1946 to 1953.
Born in Carlisle, Lenihan was a graduate of the University of Durham (BSc, 1938 and MSc, 1941) and served in the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War before coming to Glasgow as Lecturer in Natural Philosophy in 1945. He was appointed Physicist at the city's Western Infirmary in 1948 and graduated PhD from the University the following year.
In 1953, Lenihan was appointed Regional Physicist to the Western Regional Hospital Board, where he directed the Departments of Clinical Physics and Bio-Engineering. After his retirement from his Chair in 1983, Lenihan was Research Fellow in the Department of Nursing Studies
Lenihan was science correspondent for the Glasgow Herald for thirty years. His early research interests lay in acoustics, and he worked with the piper Seumus MacNeill to determine the scale of the bagpipe. He was later involved in the application of nuclear techniques to clinical and environmental problems.