University of Manchester: PhD

Postgraduate Degree

I have a PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at The University of Manchester.

As part of my degree I have gained the following experience:

  • Development of novel preclinical MRI protocols for awake imaging;
  • Experience using RIA & ELISA;
  • Experience programming & using a Bruker 7T MRI scanner

The studentship details are as follows:

  • Industrial CASE studentship (AstraZeneca) in Respiratory Medicine
  • Supervisors: Dr. Peter Warn, Prof. Steve Williams
  • Industrial Supervisors: Dr. José Ulloa, Dr. Heather Keen, Dr. Hervé Barjat

Positions

I have held the following positions:

  • Manchester SSAGO: Webmaster 2013-14
  • Manchester SSAGO: National Event Treasurer 2013
  • Manchester SSAGO: Treasurer 2011-13
  • CAOS: General Member 2013-14
  • CAOS: Social Secretary 2012-13
  • CAOS: Treasurer 2011-12

Societies

I am involved in the following societies:

  • Manchester SSAGO
  • Choir And Orchestra Society (CAOS)

Courses

  • Bruker ParaVision® Programming Course
  • Effective Academic Writing
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Critical analysis of research papers
  • Systematic Review Training
  • Scientific Creativity
  • Scientific Abstracts

Proficiencies

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • ELISA
  • RIA
  • MRI
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Windows

University of Manchester: Laboratory Demonstrator

Laboratory Demonstrator

I spent 4 months aiding in the instruction of 3rd year undergraduates in C++ object-oriented programming.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • reviewing student code;
  • giving feedback;
  • teaching students.

I also gained experience in using Visual Studio 2010.

Proficiencies

  • Teaching
  • C++
  • Visual Studio

Student Scout and Guide Organisation: National Treasurer

National Treasurer 2013-15

I am the national treasurer in charge of organising accounts at a national level and approving accounts for national events.

Events

As national treasurer I have overseen the following events:

  • Plymouth Rally - Summer 2013
  • Sheffield Rally - Autumn 2013
  • Bath Rally - Winter 2014

I will also be responsible for overseeing the upcoming events:

  • Manchester Ball - Easter 2014
  • Ex-Exec Rally - Summer 2014
  • Loighborough - Autumn 2014
  • Lancaster Rally - Spring 2015

Outreach Events

As a member of the national executive committee I have attended the following events as outreach for SSAGO:

  • Gilwell 24 2013
  • Gilwell Reunion 2013
  • Gilwell Winter Camp 2014

AstraZeneca: Work Placement

Work Placement

During my PhD I undertook a 5 month work placement at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • running corticosterone ELISA on blood samples;
  • running corticosterone RIA on blood samples;
  • planning MRI study;
  • carrying out MRI study on 9.4T Bruker system.

Proficiencies

  • Data Analysis
  • ELISA
  • RIA
  • MRI

ISMRM British Chapter

Membership

I was a Student Member of the British Chapter of ISMRM from 2012-2014. I have been a Member since 2014.

Conferences

I have attended the following conferences through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting - Leeds 2016 (Representing MR Solutions)
  • 19th Annual Scientific Meeting - York 2013 (Poster Presentation)
  • 18th Annual Scientific Meeting - Cambridge 2012 (Oral Presentation)
  • 17th Annual Scientific Meeting - Manchester 2011

Symposia

I have attended the following symposia through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Postgraduate Meeting - University College London 2013
  • 21st Annual Postgraduate Meeting - Bristol 2012