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Congratulations to our two new Professors!

Many congratulations to Colin Smith and Andrew Farrall, who have both been awarded Professorships.

Colin Smith

Colin Smith has been appointed Professor of Neuropathology

Professor Colin Smith trained in neuropathology in Glasgow under Professor David Graham and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Edinburgh in 2001.

His main research focus is in neurotrauma, and he has a long-standing collaborative research programme with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, funded by NIH, looking at potential therapeutic targets in traumatic brain injury with a large animal model.

For the past 6 years Professor Smith has been the Principal Investigator on the MRC Edinburgh Brain Bank, working predominantly with local and national colleagues to develop brain banking protocols to maximise the biological potential of post mortem human brain tissue. Recently, with Professor Joanna Wardlaw, he has been looking at the pathophysiology of human small vessel disease, and working to develop post mortem imaging protocols to support radiologico-pathological correlation.

Professor Smith sits on the MRC Brain Bank Network committee, and is currently vice-President of the British Neuropathological Society.

Colin Smith Principal Investigator profile

Neuropathology research in CCBS

Andrew Farrall

Andrew Farrall

Andrew Farrall has been appointed Honorary Professor of Neuroradiology

Professor Farrall has a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from his hometown’s University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, which he followed with an MSc in Medical Physics at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his medical training at the University of Calgary in Alberta, and a diagnostic imaging residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He arrived at the University of Edinburgh in 2002 to complete a neuroradiology fellowship and stayed on to pursue research and develop educational tools.

Professor Farrall is a stroke-focused neuroradiologist in Neuroimaging Sciences, CCBS, and at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at NHS Lothian.

His main research interest is in how imaging can be applied to the investigation of stroke, small vessel disease and the ageing process.

Professor Farrall is Programme Director of the online distance learning MSc programmes Neuroimaging for Research, and Imaging.

Andrew Farrall Principal Investigator profile

Neuroimaging Sciences

Edinburgh Imaging online teaching programmes