Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre


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. Contact the Director if you would like to become a member of the SPMIC.

 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.

If you have any concerns please contact the chair of the Science Committee, Michael Akeroyd.

The Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) is supported by an External Advisory Board, with the following members:

  • Prof Jurgen Hening (Chair), Scientific Director of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Chairman of the Magnetic Resonance Development and Application Centre (MRDAC), University of Freiburg.
  • Prof Sharmila Majumdar, Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Professorin the Departments of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and Bioengineeringat UC Berkeley. She is Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Interest Group at UCSF.
  • Prof Steven Smith, Head of Functional MRI of the Brain Analysis Research Group at the University of Oxford.
  • Prof Steve Williams, Prof of Imaging Sciences, Maudsley BRC Neuroimaging Theme Lead, Kings College London.
  • Prof Klaas Pruessman, Professor for Bioimaging at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of ETH and University of Zurich.
  • Prof Katrine Riklund, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University, professor/Consultant Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Umeå University Hospital

The Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) is built around a number of user groups:

Further details of the user groups can be found on the University of Nottingham Workspace.

Three schools participate in managing the SPMIC:


Science Committee meeting

  • Friday 28th October
  • Monday 31st January 2022
  • Wednesday 27th April
  • Tuesday 12th July

Executive Committee meetings

  • Thurssday 30th September

Membership of the Science Committee:

Michael Akeroyd (Chair)

  • Richard Bowtell (Director of the SPMIC)*
  • Dorothee Auer (Medicine)*
  • Rob Dineen (Medicine)*
  • Sue Francis (Physics and Astronomy)*
  • Penny Gowland (Physics and Astronomy)*
  • Paul Greenhaff (Life Sciences)
  • Steve Jackson (Psychology)
  • Ian Hall (Medicine)
  • Rob Kerslake (NUH)
  • Luca Marciani (NDDC)
  • Paul Morgan (NUH)
  • Peter Morris (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Peter Harvey (Medicine)
  • Andrew Peters (Centre Manager)*
  • Dennis Schluppeck (Psychology)*

*Also a member of the Executive Committee

The SPMIC management structure