Professor Reza Razavi is the Director of the Centre for Medical Engineering. He also has a wider research strategy role as Vice-President & Vice-Principal (Research) at King’s College London, and as Director of Research at King’s Health Partners. Until recently he was also head of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, leading the transformation from 20 to over 400 active researchers in this now world class centre for medical imaging research.

The main focus of Professor Razavi’s research is imaging and biomedical engineering related to cardiovascular disease. This includes cardiac MRI, particularly in relation to congenital heart disease, electrophysiology, heart failure and image guided intervention. His group was the first to perform MRI guided cardiac catheterisation in patients and more recently the first to carry out entirely MR guided cardiovascular interventions. In congenital heart disease, he has developed techniques for 3D imaging and physiological assessment using flow measurements. Using MR guided cardiac catheterisation he has developed new techniques of measuring pulmonary vascular resistance and compliance. He is also working with computational imaging and modelling colleagues to build in-silico models for better understanding of pathophysiology of disease and personalisation of therapy.

Below is a list of our Principal Investigators who lead their own research groups. We also have support staff in administration, data management and public engagement.

Principal Investigators

René Botnar Cardiovascular Imaging, Co-Director

Alexander Hammers Imaging and Neuroscience,
Co-Director/Public Engagement Lead

Seb Ourselin Interventional Engineering Lead

Phil Blower Imaging Chemistry Lead

Jo Hajnal Physics & Engineering Lead

Julia Schnabel Computing Science Co-Lead

Marc Modat Computing Science Co-Lead

Vicky Goh Cancer Clinical Co-Lead

Gary Cook Cancer Clinical Co-Lead

Sven Plein Cardiovascular Clinical Co-Lead

Amedeo Chiribiri Cardiovascular Clinical Co-Lead

Steve Williams Neurology Clinical Co-Lead 

David Edwards Neurology Clinical Co-Lead

Gareth Barker Magnetic Resonance Physics

Serena Counsell Perinatal Imaging & Health

Tony Gee PET Chemistry

Steve Niederer Cardiac Modelling

Andrew Reader Imaging Science

Kawal Rhode Biomedical Engineering

Mary Rutherford Perinatal Imaging

Ralph Sinkus Biomedical Engineering

Federico Turkheimer Neuroimaging Analysis

Tom Vercauteren  Interventional Image Computing

Rob Leech  Neuroimaging Analytics

Our Research Support

Shalini Jadeja Centre Manager

Laurence Blight Research Administrator


Quality Management System

Clare Heaysman Quality Systems Manager

Jacqueline Beddoe Rosendo Senior Quality and Regulatory Engineer

Ethics/ Governance

Aoife Ruane Bioresource Manager

Health Tech Assessment

Mariusz Grzeda Medical Statistician


Public Engagement

Alice Taylor-Gee Public Engagement Manager

Mel Bovis Operations Officer- Public Engagement

Deanne Naula Community Engagement Officer

Our Research staff



Julia Blower Molecular Imaging Lead

Salvatore Bongarzone Translational Radiochemist

Maggie Cooper Translational RadioPharmacist

Maria Serrano Navacerrada RA in Radiopharmacology



Felipe Godinez Parallel Transmit Engineer

Steven Ogier Ultra Highfield MR Engineer

Jan Sedlacik MR Engineer coil building



Eric Kerfoot Software Architect