Our research interests span from using MRI as a tool in clinical trials to developing enhanced MRI techniques for clinical use. We also support communication between clinicans and other researchers.

We help to coordinate MRI research within the Trust and the University of Southampton alongside Chris Everitt, our MR research radiographer.

Find out more about the imaging research facilities at the Trust here.


Some of the projects we are involved with include

    • structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and DCE perfusion MRI in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
  • a pilot study of the locus coeruleus in Alzheimer’s disease using neuromelanin sensitive MRI
  • developing the use of dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI in neuro oncology, for example, to investigate pseudo progression in glioblastomas
  • resting state functional MRI in paediatric ADHD
  • investigating cortical and sub-cortical responses to normal and manipulated faces using functional MRI
  • advanced neonatal neuroimaging in pre-term babies with necrotizing enterocolitis (NeuroNEC)
  • investigating brain networks in neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy using MRI
  • investigating proximal interphalangeal finger joint biomechanics using MRI and CTMRI 3
  • streamline C – whole body MRI in colorectal cancer
  • testing the effect of a daily synbiotic on liver fat (measured using MRI) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (INSYTE)
  • developing lung ventilation and perfusion MRI techniques to assess severity of disease and treatment efficacy in respiratory diseases.