Manchester SSAGO: Webmaster

Webmaster 2013-14

As ManSSAGO webmaster I have been responsible for updating the existing ManSSAGO website:

This involved:

  • maintaining and updating an existing WordPress installation;
  • heavily editing the existing theme CSS;
  • investigating appropriate new plugins, selecting the best candidates and installing them.

I have also been responsible for the ManSSAGO Ball Event website:

This website allows each national event to create their own layout and CSS. My work on this site involved:

  • creation of new responsive website CSS;
  • creation of some of the website artwork*;
  • editing the existing HTML layout.

*The banner art, poster art and sidebar design were created by Hari. The ball badge design was created by Liz.


  • HTML
  • CSS

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


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


I am involved in the following societies:

  • Manchester SSAGO
  • Choir And Orchestra Society (CAOS)


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


  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • 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.


I was responsible for:

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

I also gained experience in using Visual Studio 2010.


  • Teaching
  • C++
  • Visual Studio

AstraZeneca: Work Placement

Work Placement

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


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.


  • Data Analysis
  • RIA
  • MRI

ISMRM British Chapter


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


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


I have attended the following symposia through BC-ISMRM:

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