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SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Precision Medicine PhD studentships in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Imaging-related research projects available in MRC Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme


The MRC Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme supports research training at the interfaces between biological, clinical, societal and computational systems, providing PhD research training alongside taught courses over four years of study.

The programme includes the following imaging-related research projects offered for 2020 entry:


University of Edinburgh

Data Science approaches to investigating the vascular footprint of Alzheimer's disease for early disease detection

Lead supervisor: Dr Miguel O. Bernabeu

Developing Personalised Precision Medical Approaches for Paediatric Intensive Care through Data Informatics and Machine Learning on the Impact of Acute Clinical and Physiological Phenotypes on Outcome

Lead supervisor: Dr Javier Escudero

Delirium as an acute brain injury in hospital inpatients: can clinical features and biomarkers predict outcomes?

Lead supervisor: Prof Alasdair MJ MacLullich

Determining clinically significant early stage lung cancers from image analysis

Lead supervisor: Prof Bill Nailon

Large-Scale Data-Driven Lung Cancer Diagnostics using Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Lead supervisor: Dr Sohan Seth

A personalised automatic approach for assessing and modelling the brain deep tissue waste drainage related structures

Lead supervisor: Dr Maria del C. Valdés Hernández

Understanding the neurobiological basis of co-morbid chronic pain and depression by integrating genomics, peripheral biomarkers and neuroimaging data

Lead supervisor: Dr Heather C Whalley

High-Precision Tools for Intraoperative Brain Cancer Surgery

Lead supervisor: Dr Marc Vendrell [ICASE project with industrial partner Edinburgh Molecular Imaging]


University of Glasgow

A Bayesian Modeling and rt-fMRI Neurofeedback Approach to Understanding Autism and Predictive Coding in the Insula

Lead supervisor: Dr Rajeev Krishnadas

Developing non-invasive transcranial neuro-stimulation into a precision tool for cognitive enhancement in Schizophrenia using multi-modal neuroimaging

Lead supervisor: Prof Gregor Thut


For more information on the studentships, please visit:

Application deadline: 8th January 2020