Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Dr Mark Bastin

Dr Mark Bastin is a Reader in Neuroimaging Sciences who specialises in using MRI to investigate brain wiring and how this relates to function.


Dr Mark Bastin

Reader in Brain Imaging

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Neuroimaging Sciences

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Research summary

My research uses diffusion and structural MRI to investigate the connectivity of cerebral white matter, the brain’s wiring, and its relationship to cognitive ability in both health and disease.

Current areas of interest include normal ageing, preterm birth, motor neurone disease, MS, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Collaborations stretch across the University and include psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neonatologist and informaticians.

Research aims and areas of interest

magnetic resonance image of the brain
Brain white matter in a normal volunteer obtained from diffusion magnetic resonance imaging .

Dr. Bastin’s primary research interest is in the development of MRI acquisition methods and image processing techniques and their application to the study of white matter in the brain. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and tractography
  • Magnetization transfer magnetic resonance imaging
  • Quantitative spin-lattice relaxation (T1) measurement
  • Application to normal ageing, preterm birth, brain tumours, MND, MS, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder