Dr Michael Stringer

Research Fellow, Medical Physicist

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Edinburgh Imaging

Contact details



University of Edinburgh, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent,

Post code
EH16 4SB


Originally from a mathematics background (BSc (Hons) Glasgow, MSc Heriot-Watt) I completed a PhD in medical imaging at the University of Aberdeen in 2016. Thereafter I joined Professor Wardlaw's group at the University of Ediburgh where I am involved with various studies on small vessel disease as well as with with the applications of new sequences and imaging capabilities.


PhD in Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen

MSc in Applied Mathematical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

BSc(Hons) in Pure Mathematics, University of Glasgow

Undergraduate teaching

I have previously demonstrated for labs in Biology and Exercise Physiology while pursuing my PhD at the University of Aberdeen.

Postgraduate teaching

I currently tutor for the Applications in Disease Research and Clinical Applications modules for the Edinburgh Imaging MSc programme and Neuroimaging Research for Neuroscience Graduates, part of the Integrative Neuroscience and Stem Cells and Translational Neurology Masters programme.

Current PhD students supervised

I am a co-supervisor for Emily Sleight on the project "Advanced signal processing and MRI to assess cerebrovascular health in small vessel disease and dementia" which aims to implement and assess novel approaches for calculating cerebrovascular reactivity using MRI.


Research summary

My current research primarily revolves around the application of advanced MR imaging techniques to better understand the mechanisms behind small vessel disease. A particular focus of my recent work has been the analysis of cerebrovascular reactivity and phase contrast data from recent studies, including the LACI-1 (LACunar stroke Intervention 1) trial. We are currently working to acquire further imaging data in small vessel disease cohorts, including high resolution DTI, CVR, ASL, DCE and MR spectroscopy data. I am involved with a number of studies, in particular through the collaborative SVDs@Target and Leducq Transatlantic Network on understanding the role of the perivascular space in cerebral small vessel disease. 

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