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Penny Gowland

Professor of Physics, Faculty of Science

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Teaching Summary

First year lab organizer

Third year Communicating science (Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme) module convenor

Fourth year Applied Physics module teacher

Research Summary

Developing quantitative MRI for biomedical applications. I am particularly interested in exploiting the capabilities of functional and anatomical ultra-high field MRI in neuroscience, in using the… read more

Selected Publications

  • DRIVER, IAN D., ANDOH, JAMILA, BLOCKLEY, NICHOLAS P., FRANCIS, SUSAN T., GOWLAND, PENNY A. and PAUS, TOMAS, 2015. Hemispheric asymmetry in cerebrovascular reactivity of the human primary motor cortex: an in vivo study at 7 T NMR IN BIOMEDICINE. 28(5), 538-545
  • MAJOR, GILES A., PRITCHARD, SUSAN E., MURRAY, KATHRYN, PAUL, JAN A., HOAD, CAROLINE L., MARCIANI, LUCA, GOWLAND, PENNY A. and SPILLER, ROBIN C., 2015. A Double-Blind Crossover Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Shows That Fructose and Inulin Mediate Symptoms in IBS Patients Through Different Mechanisms: Early Increase in Small Bowel Water Versus Late Increase in Colonic Gas GASTROENTEROLOGY. 148(4), S55-S56
  • DROUIN-OUELLET, JANELLE, SAWIAK, STEPHEN J., CISBANI, GIULIA, LAGACE, MARIE, KUAN, WEI-LI, SAINT-PIERRE, MARTINE, DURY, RICHARD J., ALATA, WAEL, ST-AMOUR, ISABELLE, MASON, SARAH L., CALON, FREDERIC, LACROIX, STEVE, GOWLAND, PENNY A., FRANCIS, SUSAN T., BARKER, ROGER A. and CICCHETTI, FRANCESCA, 2015. Cerebrovascular and blood-brain barrier impairments in Huntington's disease: Potential implications for its pathophysiology ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY. 78(2), 160-177
  • VULSER, HELENE, LEMAITRE, HERVE, ARTIGES, ERIC, MIRANDA, RUBEN, PENTTILA, JANI, STRUVE, MAREN, FADAI, TAHMINE, KAPPEL, VIOLA, GRIMMER, YVONNE, GOODMAN, ROBERT, STRINGARIS, ARGYRIS, POUSTKA, LUISE, CONROD, PATRICIA, FROUIN, VINCENT, BANASCHEWSKI, TOBIAS, BARKER, GARETH J., BOKDE, ARUN L. W., BROMBERG, ULI, BUECHEL, CHRISTIAN, FLOR, HERTA, GALLINAT, JUERGEN, GARAVAN, HUGH, GOWLAND, PENNY, HEINZ, ANDREAS, ITTERMANN, BERND, LAWRENCE, CLAIRE, LOTH, EVA, MANN, KARL, NEES, FRAUKE, PAUS, TOMAS, PAUSOVA, ZDENKA, RIETSCHEL, MARCELLA, ROBBINS, TREVOR W., SMOLKA, MICHAEL N., SCHUMANN, GUNTER, MARTINOT, JEAN-LUC and PAILLERE-MARTINOT, MARIE-LAURE, 2015. Subthreshold Depression and Regional Brain Volumes in Young Community Adolescents JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY. 54(10), 832-840

Current Research

Developing quantitative MRI for biomedical applications. I am particularly interested in exploiting the capabilities of functional and anatomical ultra-high field MRI in neuroscience, in using the increased contrast to noise ratio available at ultrahigh field to study 'single trial' fMRI of brain function, and in developing techniques to probe the origin of the BOLD effect which is responsible for fMRI. I am also the physics lead on a unique interdisciplinary project which has developed MRI methods to study many aspects of gastrointestinal (GI) function; this could revolutionize the diagnostic pathway for patients with GI problems. I have a strong interest in apply quantitative imaging methods to studying human development particularly in the fetus. Finally in recent years I have taken a particular interest in studying the safety of MRI.

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