I am from Ireland and have a background in physics, computational science and image processing. I have a PhD in image processing and reconstruction for nuclear medicine SPECT imaging. I have experience of working in R&D in industry on image processing and computer vision problems. More recently I have worked in MRI research in the UK and Canada, with over seven years experience in this field. In particular I have researched biomarkers for drug development using dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and oxygen enhanced MRI, and more recently have developed a magnetic resonance elastography methodology for characterisation of the material properties of biological tissue specimens.