The developing brain undergoes tremendous changes in structure & function around the time of birth, & the integrity of these changes determines important functions across the life course including learning ability, motor function & risk of neurological & psychiatric diseases.
Our research aims to map ‘normal’ brain development & to determine the pathophysiology of atypical fetal / neonatal development associated maternal diseases, drug exposures & preterm birth. We have pioneered developments in mapping the developing brain including integration of DTI & structural imaging in early life, & we use image phenotypes to investigate clinical & biological determinants of development.
Lead developing brain researcher
If you would like to discuss undertaking developing brain research & collaborating with us, please contact our business manager, who will arrange a meeting with our developing brain research lead.
Research staff with a developing brain focus
Relevant Edinburgh Imaging publications