Godfrey was awarded his PhD in cutaneous light-based therapy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea and holds a Cardiff University Law School Expert Witness Certificate focussing on laser injury cases. He is a UK Registered Clinical Technologist specialising in the comparative measurement of intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser devices and has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical papers.
He also holds an RPA2000 Certificate of Competence in Non-Ionising Radiation, is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and a member of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD) and the BMLA. He sits on IEC, Cenelec and ANSI laser safety standards committees and chairs the Home Use Devices Safety Group. A former private laser & IPL clinic owner-manager, his current UK laser safety consultancy supports over 300 private medical practices, clinics and spas using more than 350 laser and IPL devices.