Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Dr Michael Thrippleton

Dr Michael Thrippleton is a Medical Physicist in Neuroimaging Sciences.

Dr Michael Thrippleton

Medical Physicist

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Brain Research Imaging Centre (Neuroimaging Sciences)

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After graduating with a MSci in Natural Sciences, I remained at Cambridge University to complete a PhD in the development of new MR pulse sequences. Following postdoctoral research in solid-state MR at MIT and Glasgow University, I joined the University of Edinburgh in 2008 to work with Professor Hilary Critchley on a clinical trial of MR imaging of patients with uterine fibroids.

Research aims and areas of interest

My research at the Brain Research Imaging Centre is focused on the development and application of advanced MR imaging techniques including:

  • Cerebrovascular reactivity imaging
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and brain temperature measurement
  • Blood brain barrier permeability imaging in ageing and vascular disease