Upcoming Events

ERASMUS Course on MRI: Basic MRI Physics Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 — Ninewells Hospital Medical School, Dundee
7th SINAPSE-SANON Meeting Sep 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Wellcome Rooms, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
ECCOMAS VipIMAGE 2017 Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 — Porto, Portugal
ESMRMB 2017 Congress Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 — Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting Oct 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Teaching & Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

Professor Ian Marshall

Position: Head of Medical Physics & Medical Engineering


All aspects of Magnetic Resonance, with particular emphasis on the development, application and evaluation of techniques for clinical and biomedical use. Specific interests are (i) quantitative blood flow and cardiac studies; (ii) Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the non-invasive investigation of metabolism and hypothermia therapy; (iii) undersampling techniques for rapid imaging; (iv) large-scale numerical simulations of MRI.

Institute: University of Edinburgh

Department: School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Research Themes

After graduating in physics from Oxford University, I joined Lothian Health Board as a Medical Physicist, working on Physiological Measurement and the development of instrumentation for research studies. In 1992, I was awarded a PhD for work on non-invasive measurement of airways using an acoustic technique. Since 1991, I have specialised in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, being appointed to the University of Edinburgh in 1996. I was appointed Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics in 2007 and Head of Medical Physics & Medical Engineering in 2008. I divide my time between the SFC Brain Imaging Research Centre and the Medical School at Little France, leading a small group of physicists supporting the development of MRI for clinical and preclinical use. Responsibilities: Head of Medical Physics Unit Core Management Team of SFC Brain Imaging Research Centre (www.sbirc.ed.ac.uk) Director of WTCRF Image Analysis Core Member of SINAPSE MRI and SPIRIT Committees Beyond Edinburgh, I serve on the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM: www.ismrm.org) Annual Meeting Program Committee, and I am Treasurer/Membership Secretary of the British Chapter of ISMRM (www.ismrm.org.uk).

Key Publications
  • Marshall I, Simontto E, Deary IJ, Maclullich A, Ebmeier KP, Rose EJ, Wardlaw JM, Goddard N, Chappell FM. Repeatability of Motor and Working-Memory Tasks in Healthy Older Volunteers: Assessment at Functional MR Imaging. Radiology 2004; 233: 868-877.
  • Papathanasopoulou P, Zhao S, Köhler U, Robertson MB, Long Q, Hoskins P, Xu XY, Marshall I. 2003. MRI measurement of time-resolved wall shear stress vectors in a carotid bifurcation model, and comparison with CFD predictions. J Magn Reson Imag 17; 153-162.
  • Harris B, Andrews P, Marshall I, Robinson T, Murray G. Forced convective head cooling device reduces human cross-sectional brain temperature measured by magnetic resonance: a non-randomized healthy volunteer pilot study. BJ Anaesthesia, 2008: 100; 365-372.
  • Marshall I, Karaszewski B, Wardlaw JM, Cvoro V, Wartolowska K, Armitage PA, Carpenter T, Bastin ME, Farrall AJ, Haga K. Measurement of regional brain temperature using proton spectroscopic imaging: validation and application to acute ischaemic stroke. Magn Reson Imag 2006: 24; 699-706.


Peter Andrews (Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine) Scotland

Joanna Wardlaw (Clinical Neuroscience) Scotland

Jeremy Hall (Psychiatry) Scotland

Megan Holmes (Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences) Scotland

Bridget Harris (Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine) Scotland