Undergraduate: BSc - Biochemistry and biological chemistry, Nottingham University, 1995
Postgraduate: PhD - Biochemistry and magnetic resonance. Cambridge University, 1999
Postdoc: Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida. 2000 - 2006
My research focuses on the use of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to non-invasively monitor changes in tissue metabolic status and function. This encompasses the following projects:
These projects centre on the development of cutting-edge MR methodology, and application of these methods to pre-clinical models and/or clinical studies to investigate the changes in biochemistry, physiology and function associated with disease.
I am a member of the Magnetic Resonance Physics Team at the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, our research focuses on the application of cutting-edge MR imaging and spectroscopy methods to clinical research. We have two Philips 3T Achieva whole-body scanner equiped with multinuclear (13C, 31P, etc) capability, and a Varian 7T pre-clinical MR system.
MRes and PhD supervision: Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Research
Current PhD projects: "Fluorocarbon gases as an MRI contrast agent for measurement of lung ventilation properties"
NHS - Modernising Scientific Careers: Clinical Sciences MSc
Course contributor and Lecturer to the "Medical Physics: Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation" and "Respiratory and Sleep Sciences" MSc modules