As the centre manager, I have responsibility for technical infrastructure, ensuring that the facilities that we have are kept up to date, maintained and developed to best support our research needs. As well as providing first line support to users, I also provide expertise in scanner programming, data formats and data transfer.
In addition to looking after the technical infrastructure I also look after the buildings in which we work, both in the Medical School and on University Park. This covers everything from routine maintenance, to small and large building projects and refurbishments. I also lead the administrative functions of the centre. I have overall responsibility for the financial management of the SPMIC, administration of projects and cost recovery. I line manage the scanning, administrative and technical teams and run many of the computer systems and software platforms used to make the centre run smoothly.
As the Safety co-ordinator for the SPMIC I make sure that the work that we carry out is done safely and that we follow National and University policies. The aim is never to stop any work taking place but to work with researchers to find a way to do what they need to in a safe way. I’m also the biological safety officer for the SPMIC and for Physics. In my spare time I still have a keen interest in developing new hardware and software for MRI and MRS and am particularly keen to help new PhD students starting their MRI careers. With 30 years experience of MRI I am able to provide support to researchers across a wide range of areas and am always happy to work with our users to make sure that the SPMIC best meets their needs.