MA(Cantab) MSci MSc
Telephone / Fax: 020 3228 3072 / 2116
Location: Room 1.08, Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences
Address: Institute of Psychiatry, PO89, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, U.K.
2003-2007: University of Cambridge - BA and M.Sci. (Hons) Natural Sciences (First Class)
2007-2009: King’s College London - MSc. Medical Engineering and Physics (Distinction)
2007-2009: King’s College Hospital - Trainee Medical Physicist - IPEM Clinical Science Diploma (Distinction)
2009-Present: King’s College London - PhD Student
Activities and Interests
I am currently working towards optimising resting-state functional MRI data acquistion with a particularly focus on reducing image artefacts. This work involves both optimising pre-existing pulse sequences alongside developing and implementing novel pulse sequences. I also have an interest in the strategies used to analyse resting-state data.
I am proficient in using several operating systems including UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows as well the following programs, LaTeX, FSL, SPM, LabVIEW, SPSS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I also have some experience of EPIC (GE pulse programming environment) having updated and modified several sequences (Quiet and partially silent EPI, Dual Inversion Recovery EPI).
O’Gorman RL, Shmueli K, Ashkan K, Samuel M, Lythgoe DJ, Shahidiani A, Wastling SJ, Footman M, Selway RP, Jarosz J. MRI methods for direct stereotactic targeting of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus European Radiology, 2010: p. 1-7
Wastling SJ, Lythgoe DJ, Barker GJ. Optimised slice-by-slice z-shimming to reduce signal dropout in GE-EPI at 3T Proc British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting, Nottingham, UK (2010).
Wastling SJ, Coward HJ, O’Muircheartaigh J, Barker GJ. The Impact of b-Matrix Rotation in Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Sets Proceedings of the Medical Physics and Engineering Conference, Liverpool, UK (2009).
Wastling SJ, O’Daly O, Zelaya FO, Howard M, Alsop DC, O’Gorman RL. Quantitative comparison of methods for spatial normalisation of CASL perfusion MR images. Proc 17th International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2009).
O’Gorman RL, Wastling SJ, Footman M, Lythgoe DJ, Samuel M, Selway R, Ashkan K, Jarosz J. Comparison of MR imaging methods for pre-surgical localisation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus (GPi). Proc 17th International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2009).