Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Professor Andrew Farrall

Professor Andrew Farrall is a neuroradiologist who is particularly interested in education about imaging.

Professor Andrew Farrall

Honorary Professor of Neuroimaging & Education, & Consultant Neuroradiologist

  • Edinburgh Imaging Academy
  • Brain Research Imaging Centre
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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Biography

  • Programme director, MSc Neuroimaging for Research & Imaging MSc, Edinburgh Imaging Academy
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, 2008-2015. University of Edinburgh
  • Neuroradiologist, 2002-present. Brain Research Imaging Centre, University of Edinburgh & Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Lothian NHS
  • Neuroradiology Fellow, 2004-2007. University of Edinburgh. Supervisor: Prof. JM Wardlaw
  • Neuroradiology Clinical Trainee, 1997-2002. QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Canada
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Diagnostic Radiology), 2002
  • American Board of Radiology Certification (Diagnostic Imaging), 2002
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, 1998
  • Medicinae Doctor (MBChB equivalent), 1997. University of Calgary
  • Master of Science (Medical Biophysics), 1995. University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours, First Class, Physics & Chemistry), 1990. University of British Columbia

Research summary

I am a Neuroradiologist, which means I am involved with medical imaging of primarily the brain and spine. My work is both clinical - in the NHS - as well as research and educationally based - at the University of Edinburgh.

My main interest is in how imaging can be applied to the investigation of stroke, small vessel disease and the ageing process. I also teach about imaging, mainly via online distance learning programmes - the University of Edinburgh MSc Neuroimaging for research, and Imaging MSc.

magnetic resonance image of the brain
Magnetic resonance images of my brain, as a control subject, from a study investigating the “leakiness” of the blood brain barrier.

Research aims and areas of interest

  • My main area of interest is currently education.
  • My research interest is in how imaging can be applied to the investigation of stroke, small vessel disease and the ageing process.
  • A related interest is in image analysis and how measurements of lesions is optimized.