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Perinatal Imaging & Health

Research that furthers our understanding of the earliest stages of brain development.  


The Department of Perinatal Imaging & Health’s research aims to reduce the number of children who suffer brain damage in the perinatal period through close alignment with the Centre for the Developing Brain. 

Working with St Thomas’ Hospital and Evalina Children’s Hospital, our clinicians, scientists and academics study the causes and consequences of neurodevelopmental impairment from fundamental science through to clinical practice. Taking advantage of powerful new imaging technologies, we want to contribute to new understanding of how brain structures develop at the earliest stage. 

Research Specialisms

  • Brain Development
  • Neurobiology
  • Imaging Physics
  • Perinatal Imaging
  • Advanced Neuroimaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging 
  • Clinical Studies
  • Image Analysis and Modelling

How can cutting-edge imaging help our research?

Our Head of Department, Professor David Edwards, looks at how the latest clinical facilities are integral to work at this department and the unique challenges in perinatal research in this short video commissioned by the NIHR.

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