I am a Research Associate in the Computational Imaging Group at the Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London. My research focus is on computational analysis of diffusion MRI data and its application for assessing brain pathology in neurodegenerative diseases.

Background & Motivation

During my Biomedical Research MRes at Imperial College I became interested in the great potential of neuroimaging in aiding understanding of brain organisation and developing treatments for neurological diseases.

I received training in state-of-the-art biomedical image analysis techniques during my Medical Image Computing MSc. After this I studied for a PhD in the area of Connectomics Neuroimaging under the guidance of Professors Jon Clayden and Sebastien Ourselin. My PhD Thesis is titled “Human brain networks: consensus, reproducibility, inter-modal comparison and epilepsy pathology”. You can read more about my background and skills in my Curriculum Vitae.

Current Research

I am primarily interested in the use of diffusion MRI for identifying early changes in brain cellular structure, with the goal to improve understanding and treatment of neurological disease. In collaboration with my colleagues in CMIC, DRC, POND and the HRC, my research helps to address important questions such as:

  • What are the microscopic cellular changes occuring prior to disease onset and in response to treatment?
  • Can diffusion MRI biomarkers of cellular structure be used to inform design of clinical trials?
  • What types of microscopic pathology are diffusion MRI biomarkers measuring?

My academic publications exploring these questions can be found on my Google Scholar profile.