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Professor Gareth Barker

Professor Gareth Barker

  • Academics

Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics

Research subject areas

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Imaging sciences

Biography

Research interests

Professor Barker has worked in Magnetic Resonance Imaging research as applied to neurological and psychological disorders for over 20 years.  Much of his work to date has been on technique development, both for image acquisition and processing, and on the optimisation of protocols that make these techniques applicable to patient populations.  He has a particular interest in the implementation and development of quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques, including T1 and T2-mapping, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), and quantitative Magnetisation Transfer (MT) measurements.  He is also involved in the development, optimisation and application of functional MRI (fMRI) techniques.

Current research projects - using this battery of neuroimaging techniques - span neurodegeneration, epilepsy, stroke, psychosis, affective disorders, developmental disorders, and normal brain function.