Senior Research Fellow CIRC;
Adjunct Researcher, NUS Dept Medicine
Senior Research Fellow : CIRC, Singapore (Aug 2013-present)Research Fellow : University of Nottingham. (Oct 2008 – Aug 2013)
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2001 - 2009)
PhD Physics and Astronomy
Title: Multi-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Human Energy Metabolismat High and Ultra-High field.
MSci (Hons) Physics (Class 2:1)
|Throughout my PhD and Post-Doc at the University of Nottingham I specialised in investigating pathways for human metabolism using in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and my main research interests lie in using multi-nuclear MRS, particularly 1H, 13C and 31P nuclei, in combination with other MRI techniques (ASL, fMRI, T2*mapping and DTI), to gain further insight into healthy human metabolism, as well as to understand how metabolism is perturbed in pathologies including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, myopathies, psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.|
Blazejewska AI, Schwarz ST, Pitiot A, Stephenson MC, Lowe J Bajaj N, Bowtell RW, Auer DP, Gowland PA, In vivo imaging of nigrosome loss in Parkinson's disease, Neurology (2013).
Francis ST, Sanchez-Panchuelo RM, Stephenson MC, Chapter 3: Neural Activation Imaging of book ‘Biomedical Imaging: Applications and Advances’, Woodhead Publishing (2014)
ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Award (2012)
Project Title: CIRC/P/2014/006: Non-invasive assessment of metabolic adaptation in critical care survivors. 2014 – 2016 S$50,000
Project Title: Application of Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMFs) using a Clinical MRI scanner for improving Muscle Mass and Function in Patients with Lower Limb Fractures. 2014-2016 S$50,00.
Project Title: CIRC/P/2014/005: A study using perfusion MRI and MR spectroscopy to evaluate anti-NR2A mediated cognitive dysfunction in SLE patients. S$35,000 2014-2016