Centre for In Vivo Imaging

Staff Profiles

Professor Phil White

Professor of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Professor of Neuroradiology, Newcastle University

Phil White holds a BSc. in Clinical Pharmacology (1st) and MB ChB medicine (with Hons & Distinction) from Liverpool University as well as MSc in Clinical Imaging and MD (with Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh based on research into haemorrhagic stroke (SAH). He was appointed Consultant & Hon Sen Lecturer/Reader in Neuroradiology including Neurointervention in Edinburgh in 2000 then Reader at University of Edinburgh in 2011 and in 2012 took up the first UK Chair of Interventional Neuroradiology at Newcastle University.

He is the PI or CoPI of three ongoing multicentre/multinational randomised controlled trials in ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke and is strand lead on NIHR programme Grant in stroke care.

He has published a number of systematic reviews in the field of Neurointervention and neurovascular imaging. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on neuroradiology and interventional research.

He represents the Royal College of Radiologists on the Intercollegiate Working Party in Stroke, which runs the National stroke audit and publishes the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke. He also represents Br Soc Neuroradiologists (BSNR) on the stroke service peer review programme and chaired the BSNR Standards subcommittee 2008-2014. In 2009 he was appointed Chair of Acute Clinical Studies Group of the UK Stroke Research Network, renewed until its end in 2015. He is a member of the HTA Interventional procedures panel 2015-2019. Chair of European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurotherapeutics (ESMINT) Guidelines Committee 2017-2019.

He was elected Secretary of UK Neurointerventional Group 2013-2016. He chairs the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy Clinical Research Committee and is on the editorial Board of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Member of RCR iRefer Guidelines Oversight Group 2014-2016 

He has collaborated extensively with industrial imaging partners – Siemens, Philips and Toshiba, medical device companies (Microvention, Micrus, Codman, Sequent and BALT) and technology translational development companies in both imaging (IBEX Innovations) and device fields (Mindframe, Barricade).

He is a specialist advisor to a number of bodies including NICE, Wellcome, HTA and Connecting for Health including on translational industrial projects.


Current/ongoing activity:

PI TOPSAT 2 RCT - EME funded 

NIHR RfPB PEARS Programme Grant - strand lead

Co-PI PISTE RCT & proposed PISTEai RCT


MRC Confidence in Concept Awards x2; 1 as PI 1 as co-applicant

RITES - Stroke Association award to investigate eASPECTS technology.Co Applicant & project instigator

Horizon 2020 DSI co-applicant & imaging lead

Co-applicant Innovate UK - 2 SMART Awards for novel X-Ray detector technology

Imaging lead for RESTART BHF Programme Grant & SoSTART RCT

PI for UK FD Registry

PI Core lab for University of Montreal PRET trial & other core lab studies (ARETA, eClips)

Recently completed:

Aneurist collaboration - EFP7 VPH programme

Neuroradiology Support for MRC Senior Clinician Scientist Award 2011-2016

UK lead for LARGE FD randomised trial 


Runs annual INR interactive course - BRAINSTORM 2005 to date

Co-organiser Revascularisation masterclass for BASP/UKNG 2015-2018

Runs "Passionate about Stroke" 2012-2016

Co-organiser CTA in stroke update days 2015 -2017

Co-organiser Scottish MRI Course 2011-2013

Organiser Neuroradiology updates for RCR 

Supervisor (lead) or co-supervisor for 6 PhDs; Radiology ACF & ACL supervisor 

Sub-editor for the major e-learning teaching initiative funded by Dept Health/RCR for development of e-learning package for neuroradiology as part of a comprehensive e-learning system for Radiology

Neuroradiology PG tutor for the SE Scotland training scheme 2001-2009 and in addition for the Tayside scheme 2003-2009

External examiner for UCL MSc in Neuroimaging 2014-2017 inclusive

Extensive invited lectures, including as keynote speaker, nationally and internationally 

9 book chapters

Contributor to RCR "i REFER" electronic guide & member of RCR Guidelines Working Party