Edinburgh Imaging

Thesis projects, past & current

See what our PhD & MD students produce, to get a flavour of the variety of postgraduate project options at Edinburgh Imaging.

We list here by date, titles of projects our PhD & MD students have undertaken in previous years.


Year Degree Title
Current PhD Nonfocal symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease.
Current PhD Magnetisation transfer imaging biomarkers of demyelination in multiple sclerosis.
Current PhD

Manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the myocardium.

Current PhD Imaging repair & regeneration of the alveolar epithelium with an optical toolbox.
Current PhD

Neuroimage processing tools for studies of brain ageing: the brain grey matter.

Current PhD Dynamic brain microvascular function in cerebral small vessel disease.
2021 PhD Sporadic cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive abilities.
2021 PhD Valve and the ventricle: advances in the assessment and management of aortic stenosis.
2020 PhD Multi-modality imaging assessment of cerebral small vessel disease biomarkers after stroke due to spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage.
2020 MD Relationship between lifestyle factors & neurodegeneration in midlife as expressed on arterial spin labelling & structural magnetic resonance imaging.
2019 PhD Multi-modal retinal scanning for diagnostic & therapeutic biomarker discovery in neurodegenerative disease.
2019 PhD Relationship between cognition & white matter abnormalities in Multiple Sclerosis as detected by magnetic resonance imaging.
2019 PhD

Molecular imaging of calcification & inflammation in aortic valve disease & atherosclerosis.

2018 PhD Detection of cardiac inflammation using ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.
2018 PhD The effect of perinatal adversity on structural connectivity of the developing brain.
2018 PhD Synaptic vesicle protein 2A-dependent function & dysfunction at the presynapse.
2018 PhD Cerebral blood flow & intracranial pulsatility in cerebral small vessel disease.
2018 PhD

Assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysm biology using magnetic resonance imaging & positron emission tomography-computed tomography.

2017 PhD Biomarker discovery in coronary heart disease with ultra-widefield retinal imaging - presence & risk.
2017 PhD Multicentre evaluation of MRI variability in the quantification of infarct size in experimental focal cerebral ischaemia.
2017 MD

Imaging arterial patency & thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke.

2016 PhD Imaging genetic risk & episodic memory in psychosis.
2016  PhD Discovery of retinal biomarkers for vascular conditions through advancement of artery-vein detection & fractal analysis.
2016 PhD Magnetic Resonance Elastography Studies of Human Skeletal Muscle.
2016 PhD Development of solid phase-based PET isotope labelling methods.
2016 PhD

Auditory Comprehension: from the voice up to the single word level.

2016 PhD Measurement of subtle blood-brain barrier disruption in cerebral small vessel disease using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.
2016 PhD The role of systemic inflammation in cerebral small vessel disease.
2015 PhD Quantifying structural changes in the ageing brain from magnetic resonance imaging.
2015 PhD Characterisation & segmentation of basal ganglia mineralization in normal ageing with multimodal structural MRI.
2014 PhD Investigation into functional large-scale networks in individuals with schizophrenia using fMRI data & Dynamic Causal Modelling.
2014 PhD White matter integrity, executive dysfunction, & processing speed in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
2014 PhD Assessment of MRI scanner performance for preclinical functional studies.
2014 PhD Role of blood brain barrier failure in progression of cerebral small vessel disease: a detailed magnetic resonance imaging study.
2014 PhD Novel mathematical modeling approaches to assess ischemic stroke lesion evolution on medical imaging.
2014 PhD Methods to assess changes in human brain structure across the lifecourse.
2013 PhD Genetic contributions to cognitive ageing & structural brain magnetic resonance imaging phenotypes.
2012 PhD Genetic determinants of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder.
2012 PhD Extracting morphological networks from individual grey matter MRI scans in healthy subjects & people at high risk for schizophrenia.
2012 PhD Measurement of brain temperature using magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging.
2012 PhD Brain perfusion imaging: performance & accuracy.
2011 MD Neuroimaging of cerebral small vessel disease.