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Professor Geoff Parker (PhD) - personal details

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Professor Geoff Parker

Role: Professor of Biomedical Imaging

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 5731


Centre for Imaging Sciences

Biomedical Imaging Institute

Stopford Building

University of Manchester

M13 9PT

United Kingdom




Director, The University of Manchester Biomedical Imaging Institute

I am the Director of the University of Manchester Biomedical Imaging Institute (BII). The Institute is designed to foster and promote basic and applied imaging-based research in the biomedical area, and spans activity throughout the University.

Co-investigator, CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre in Cambridge and Manchester 

I am one of the four investigators on the CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre in Cambridge and Manchester. This Centre brings together the strengths of the two sites in cancer imaging and will maximise the impact of leading imaging methods for cancer patients.

QBI Laboratory

I head the Quantitative Biomedical Imaging Lab (QBI Lab) within the Centre for Imaging Sciences. The QBI Lab focuses on quantitative MRI characterization of tumour microstructure and physiology, and lung imaging. We have also been involved in quantitative imaging in inflammatory conditions and in quantitative musculoskeletal morphological imaging. Our research is a mix of methodological innovation and collaborative research projects with clinicians and industry. We currently enjoy funding from the pharmaceutical industry, Cancer Research UK, and research councils, with on-going research projects in:

  • Quantitative DCE-MRI in oncology
  • Tracer kinetic modeling methods
  • Image registration
  • Tumour growth patterns
  • Tumour oxygenation
  • Proton MRI functional lung imaging

The QBI Lab has also participated in a number of phase I clinical trials of anti- angiogeneic and antivascular agents using DCE-MRI in the quantification of tumour microvascular function.

Unit of Neuroimaging and Tractography

I am a member of the Unit of Neuroimaging and Tractography (UNIT), with an active research portfolio in neuroimaging focussing on the development of diffusion MRI tractography methods and thier application to a range of conditions. Current areas of research include the optimised combination of diffusion MRI tractography with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and the characterisation of cerebral connectivity. 

Bioxydyn Limited

I am Founder and CEO of a University of Manchester spin out company, Bioxydyn Limited. The company is developing new diagnostic imaging tools for lung diseases and provides an advanced imaging biomarkers contract research service. 


I lead the Physics of Medical Imaging module run in the School of Physics. I also teach on MSc and other postgraduate courses.