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Professor Gareth Barker PhD
Gareth Barker

Professor Gareth Barker PhD

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Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics

Research subject areas

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology

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I am a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and have worked on the applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to neurological and psychological disorders for over 30 years. My work focuses on the development and optimisation of quantitative MRI techniques such as relaxation time measurements, magnetisation transfer and diffusion tensor imaging, which provide numerical results that can be directly compared between individuals and over time. Recently, my interests have centred on extending these approaches to newly developed near-silent acquisition methods. I am heavily involved in supporting PhD students, chairing the committee monitoring Neuroscience students’ progress, and acting as deputy Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies at the IoPPN. I have a strong interest in research ethics and am vice-chair of the College Research Ethics Committee.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

Key Publications:

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Key Collaborators:

  • Dr Shannon Kolind, University of British Collumbia
  • Dr Eml Ljungberg, King's College London
  • Professor Gunter Schumann, King's College London
  • Professor Mark Richardson, King's College London