Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

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The SPMIC (Director Richard Bowtell) aims to bring together scientists and clinicians to develop and apply novel imaging technologies in mechanistic experimental medicine studies and also for translational clinical research. 

Members of the SPMIC are researchers who are active in the field of biomedical Imaging working at the University of Nottingham. Please get in touch if you are interested with working with us. The SPMIC allocates its resources taking into consideration strategic priorities, scientific quality, support for new research directions and the need to cover costs. The management structure is designed to ensure that this is achieved in a fair and transparent manner.

We are an interdisciplinary centre with two sites. One at University Park Campus and the other at the Medical School, Queens Medical Centre (QMC). We have staff from the following schools:

Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Physics and Astronomy

School of Medicine


School of Psychology


Senior research fellow Dr Ying Zhang

Life Sciences



SPMIC is composed of academics, researcher staff, centre staff and PhD students. 

View our member profiles


From pioneering work in the mid-1970s, the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre has grown significantly over the years. The work of Sir Peter Mansfield is integral to the group. 

Read about the history of SPMIC



Collaboration is at the heart of the SPMIC. We have a newtwork of funders, supporters, research groups and industrial partners. 

Our partners 


Find out more about our advisory board, commitees and user groups. 

Our team management



For any enquiries, please contact the centre: 

Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
University of Nottingham
University Park
Telephone: +44 (0) 115 9514747
Fax: +44 (0) 115 9515166


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For general enquiries about SPMIC including research, facilities and activities, please email us. 

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