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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.