Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

SPMIC Centre Staff

Centre Manager

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.



Research radiographer

As a research radiographer (MRI), I help in day to day volunteer scanning, in setting up studies and advice on patient safety.


Administrative assistant

I provide administrative support for the SPMIC, alongside Sarah Wilson. My role focuses on taking minutes for meetings, ordering for the department, organising travel for staff and students, and processing scanning paperwork for the SPMIC, in addition to general administrative duties.



MRI Scanner Operator

I have been a part of the scanning team since 2014. I have been involved in many MRI scanning projects on a wide variety of subjects from inception through to completion and write up. I am a part-time member of the scanning team and primarily use the 3T Ingenia and 3T Achieva. My interests are: New and challenging techniques in abdominal imaging. 



Lead research radiographer

I am responsible for the scanning staff be they radiographers or scanner operators. I will be your first port of call after your green badge and safety training to gain your MR Assistant and MRI Competent Person sign off. I am also your MRI Safety contact, so if you have any queries regarding implants in volunteers etc. then always ask me first. Calpendo is my diary so you can see where I am at any particular time. Drop me an email if you can't find me in person. 



SPMIC Technical Support Officer

I am responsible for ensuring that all the equipment within the SPMIC is properly maintained and is operating within specifications, allowing researchers to undertake scanning safely and efficiently to produce the highest quality data. My role focuses on quality assurance of all scanners and ensuring that all researchers are optimally supported when using any SPMIC scanners and equipment, including audio/visual and fMRI acquisition equipment.


MRI Scanner operator


Interests: Using MRI on biomedical application and the biological effect of magnetic fields. 


Stuart Salter            

Technical specialist

I provide technical workshop expertise to the SPMIC. This includes design consultancy to assess the feasibility of ideas and provide workable solutions and using various machine tools in the SPMIC and Physics workshop, manufacturing these designs for use within the SPMIC's fields of research.


Centre Manager's Assistant 

I act as the general assistant to the Centre Manger and carry out various duties that include the following; 

Assisting with the financial operation of the centre, billing for scanner usage, ordering and invoicing for equipment and services, being the first point of contact for new scanner applications and handling data input of paperwork to our internal databases. I coordinate training within SPMIC for access to our sites at QMC and Uni Park, scanner operator training as well as access to the booking system for the scanners (Calpendo). I am available for any general administrative queries or help at SPMIC.

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Clinical Governance manager

I provide support for the SPMIC centre for clinical research including research governance, infection control, hospital life support teaching. I also advise on and review Standard operating procedures, Risk assessments for MRI clinical trials and clinical equipment maintenance. My interests are respiratory medicine and early experimental research.