University of Edinburgh
Scientific title
Beyond “excludograms”: Increasing the utility of routinely collected brain MRI data for patients with stroke
Principal Investigator
Professor Jesse Dawson (supervisor)
Grant value
Research ID
TSA PDF 2017/01

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Dr David Alexander Dickie

Description of research

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans provide lots of data on the health of a person’s brain, not all of which is routinely used in clinical practice.

This project will continue the development of tools to assess the brain scans of people with stroke. Dr Dickie has been working for several years on the measurement and better understanding of changes in the brain at the Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) in Edinburgh.

This project will use previously collected MRI brain scans to maximise the efficiency of the work and will involve the latest developments in scanning technology.

The outcome of this research should produce methods that can predict how patients will fare after a stroke, helping doctors to decide the best treatments and improve outcomes. 


The project will start 1 August 2017 and last 36 months.