Manchester Neuroimaging

World-class expertise in pre-clinical, clinical, and cognitive neuroscience


Manchester Neuroimaging is a network of Manchester researchers who use imaging to investigate brain structure and function.

We use a wide range of neuroimaging methodologies and benefit from state-of the art facilities. Our research spans the entire translational pipeline, with world-class expertise in preclinical, clinical, and cognitive neuroscience.


Who we are

The Manchester Neuroimaging community involves more than a hundred members from a number of different research groups at the University of Manchester and local NHS trusts.

Members use a variety of methodologies to study a broad range of research areas in human and pre-clinical models. Search for individual network members here, or consult the directory.

Steering committee
  • Laura Parkes (lead)
  • David Coope, Julian Matthews, Stavros Stivaros, Karl Herholz, Rebecca Elliott, Daniela Montaldi, Herve Boutin, Adrian Parry-Jones, Jason Taylor

News and events

Visit our News and upcoming events pages for more information. You can also view past event information.

Get involved

There are a number of opportunities to get involved for researchers, students and the public.

For researchers

If you are interested in becoming a network member, please contact us.

  • Attend our seminar series.
  • Take part in our training events or offer training in your area of expertise.
  • Vacancies: PI looking for new staff members can post their job adverts here.
For Students

Postgraduate study opportunities


Undergraduate study opportunities

For the public
  • Are you interested in finding out more about neuroimaging? Please click here for quick tutorials on what neuroimaging is all about.
  • Volunteer for research studies – some of these may include a neuroimaging component.

Public engagement opportunities

Discover a number of events for the public.


If you are interested in becoming a network member or have any queries, please contact

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Images courtesy of Dr Hojjat Azadbakht and Dr Alexander Leemans, created using ExploreDTI

Render5_brain_3d_topography, Fetal_brain.jpg – Dr Laura Parkes

PET_opiod_receptor_binding – Dr Chris Brown

MAX_stroke_318.lif – 10x_PMT1_488_right – Dr Ingo Schiessl

brain_Box_art – Elizabeth Mcmanus