Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
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Patients, carers and members of the public can get involved in our research in many different ways. Involving patients and carers in our research helps us to answer research questions. The needs of patients (and their carers if relevant) are considered throughout the research process.


We often need volunteers for brain and whole body imaging studies. These studies follow protocols that have been approved by local ethics committees. Some of the studies will also provide a small inconvenience allowance and if you would like, you may take away a picture of your body.

You would have to undergo safety screening before being scanned, and in particular we cannot scan anyone with a pacemaker or some types of metal implants in their bodies. Please note that you cannot start to participate in a new medical research study within 3 months of finishing a different one on campus. 

You may want to watch this video designed to introduce children to the MRI experience.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in one of our studies, please email Henry Bowler or Sarah Wilson or call+44 (0) 115 9514747


We participate in many outreach events both directly and through participating schools.

If you are a member of the general public and would like to see our work, please come along to the annual university public open day Wonder 2017.

We also host Nuffield Research Placements each year.

Patient involvement

We are involved with many patient involvement groups via specific projects. Please email for further information.


Get involved

Currently recruiting

Studies and clinical trials


Patient groups/networks


Genetic testing

Laboratories in the Division of Respiratory Medicine offer genetic testing of WNK1, WNK4, CUL3 and KLHL3 genes on a research basis for individuals with hyperkalaemic hypertension suggestive of Gordon’s syndrome (Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2, PHA2).

For further information please contact Mark Glover.   


Research at Nottingham University Hospitals