Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre


We develop and apply magnetic resonance techniques in a broad range of areas. Most members of our group work in several areas, so if you are interested in any of these, please contact us and you will be put in touch with the relevant person. We have a separate section relating to PhD opportunities. Our research can be split in to the following broad areas.


Fundamental physics of DNP and development of new hardware and techniques.


Simultaneous collection of EEG and fMRI data and approaches to minimise the interactions between the two.


Hardware research mainly falls into two categories:  Magnetic Field Gradient design and Radio-frequency coil hardware.  The latter may be used for imaging across a range of nuclei and applications.

Magnetic Field Safety

The human body can respond to a magnetic field but the effect is strongly dependent on the frequency as well as the magnitude.  In MRI a number of effects can occur and we wish to understand the mechanisms of interaction in order to inform the setting of acceptable limits.


Development of MEG methodology and its application in multi-modal imaging.







Other Groups

We also work closely with other groups both within the University of Nottingham and from further afield. The following links will direct you to the web pages which describe this work.


Nottingham University Gastrointestinal (GI) MRI

Birmingham University Imaging Centre (BUIC)

Birmingham University Multimodal Imaging Group




Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9514747
fax: +44 (0) 115 9515166