Dr. Shubhabrata Biswas
Dr. Shubhabrata Biswas is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre, Liverpool. Following his core training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Biswas completed his Radiology training under the Mersey Radiology Training Scheme. This was followed by his Fellowship in Neuroradiology at The Walton Centre, Liverpool. Dr. Biswas has a strong interest in teaching and training and has been teaching regularly at several courses in UK and abroad. He has published many papers and is a reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Helen Cliffe
Helen has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2018, where she subspecialises in paediatric neuroradiology. She is also interested in medical social science and leadership and holds a BA in social and political science and a postgraduate certificate in health economics. Helen is a keen trainer and supervisor at the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology Academy and a regular contributor at regional and national educational events.
Dr David Doig
David is a consultant radiologist at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. He has degrees in medicine and clinical neuroscience from the University of Glasgow. He trained in general medicine and then general radiology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital / Royal Hospital for Children, before completing the pan-London neuroradiology fellowship.
He was the research fellow for the International Carotid Stenting Study, and has ongoing research interests in stroke and non-invasive vascular imaging.
He also has a keen interest in teaching, and currently lectures on the Advanced Neuroimaging MSc and stroke MSc at University College London.
Professor Phil White
I am Chair of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at Newcastle University. I’m the Co-Principal Investigator of three randomised controlled trials in ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke amongst a wide portfolio of clinical trial and [neuro]imaging research. I represents the Royal College of Radiologists on the Intercollegiate Working Party in Stroke 2006-. I Chaired the Acute Studies Group of the UK Stroke Research Network 2009-2015 and sit on the NIHR Hyperacute Stroke Research Centre Oversight Group. I am the Neuroradiology rep on NHS England Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group and Policy Working Group on Thrombectomy. I currently Chair the UK Neurointerventional Group & sit on several BSNR committees. I chair the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy Education Committee and is co-organiser of the ECMINT Course for ESMINT.
Professor Tarek Yousry
I am Professor of Neuroradiology and Head of the Division of Neuroradiology and Neurophysics at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and Head of Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology Neurosurgery, UCLH Foundation Trust. I graduated from Medicine and obtained the Habilitation from the Ludwig-Maximillans-Universität in Munich. He received the Fellowship from the Royal College of Radiologists.
My research focuses on the translation of research from the basic science level to clinical application using advanced MR imaging techniques to improve diagnosis and treatment of CNS disease, especially MS, movement disorders and intrinsic brain tumours.
Dr Steffi Thust
I am a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at Nottingham University Hospitals.
From 2014-2022, I was a Consultant Neuroradiologist and Clinical Lead for brain tumour imaging at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. I hold an appointment as Honorary Associate Professor with the UCL Institute of Neurology.
My research interest is the clinical translation of emerging imaging techniques and analysis methods. This involves biomarker investigation in high-resolution anatomical MRI, diffusion, perfusion and metabolic techniques.
I am co-author of numerous publications, scientific papers and reference works, including the official textbook of the European Society of Neuroradiologists (ESNR). My roles include membership BSNR Academic Subcommittee, UCL Advanced Neuroimaging MSc/MRes committee, and Fellowship of the HEA.
Dr Gerry Thompson
I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Radiology at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist in the NHS Lothian Department of Clinical Neurosciences providing specialist neuro-oncology imaging diagnostics for South East Scotland. I trained in Radiology and Neuroradiology in the North West of England, completing a PhD in quantitative imaging biomarkers in glioma at the University of Manchester in 2012, before taking up an academic consultant post in Edinburgh in 2016. I am Co-Director (Neuro) for the University of Edinburgh/NHS Lothian Clinical Research Facility Image Analysis Core which provides imaging support for academic studies and clinical trials. My main research interests cover quantitative neuroimaging with MRI and PET, and studies into optimising timing of studies in brain tumour follow-up. I am the imaging co-lead for the multicentre Tessa Jowell Brain MATRIX clinical trial platform, and imaging lead for the multicentre NIHR-funded SPRING (seizure prophylaxis in glioma) clinical trial. I am the Edinburgh PI for the multicentre DIG (Diffusion in Glioma) study and provides local Radiological expert assessments for several international neuro-oncology clinical trials. I am a current member of the NCRI Brain Glioma Subgroup, and sit on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Brain Tumour Charity.
Professor Stavros Stivaros
I currently hold a NIHR Clinician Scientist Award at the University of Manchester. My research is focused on the development, validation and eventual translation of advanced multi-paramentric brain imaging in children. Part of this translation entails the development of computerised decision support systems to facilitate advanced imaging provision in clinical practice. Clinically I practice as an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist in the department of Academic Department of Paediatric Radiology at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. I lead the paediatric neuro-radiological imaging unit in one of Europe’s largest children’s hospitals. As well as my academic work I am also heavily engaged in the provision of expert neuro-radiological assessment in child protection issues. I routinely provide evidence to the court on such matters and provide paediatric neuroradiological opinions at the joint Manchester/Liverpool Child Protection Peer Review meetings.
I was BSNR du Boulay Professor from 2012 to 2014 and a previous chair of the Academic Sub-Committee.
Dr Stefan Schwarz
I am a Consultant Neuroradiologist Cardiff University Hospitals and hold an Honorary Associate Professorship at the University of Nottingham, where I previously held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and subsequently and NIHR Clinical Lecturership.
Dr Grant Mair
I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist and split my time between academic work at the University of Edinburgh and clinical work with NHS Lothian.
My primary research focus is the imaging of stroke, especially seeking relationships between imaging biomarkers and response to treatment, and exploring automated computational methods for assessment. I am particularly interested in maximising the benefit of baseline non-enhanced CT which is usually acquired first line in patients with symptoms of stroke.