Professor Seb Ourselin is the Director of the Centre for Medical Engineering. He is also Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, leading this world class centre for medical imaging research.


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

Raminta Kniuralte Bioresource Technician


Health Tech Assessment

Mariusz Grzeda Medical Statistician

Anna Buylova Gola Health Economist


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

Karin Nielsen 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

Jerin Rajan Software Developer

Onur Ulgan Software Developer