Professor Derek Jones

A photograph of Derek JonesDirector, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), UK

Professorial Fellow, ACU

Prof Derek Jones is an expert in microstructural magnetic resonance imaging, mostly diffusion MRI. He is the Director of the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in the UK, one of the largest brain research imaging centres in Europe, with 4 MRI scanners, MEG, EEG and TMS laboratories

In the last 5 years, Prof Jones has been a lead applicant/co-applicant on grants totalling over $59m AUD, including a large Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust, and project and equipment grants from the Medical Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and he currently holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.  

Prof Jones has published extensively on all aspects of microstructural imaging, from basic acquisition / sampling schemes, through artefact identification and amelioration, fibre tractography algorithms, application in healthy and diseased brains, and on the interpretation and misinterpretation of diffusion MRI and microstructural measurements. His work on microstructural imaging (140+ full peer-reviewed papers), has over 17,000 citations.

Prof Jones was the Deputy Editor for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for 5 years, handling papers on diffusion MRI. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and of the Royal Society for Biology.  He was Programme Chair of the ISMRM in 2014 and he has twice served as the Chairman of the ISMRM Diffusion / Perfusion Study Group. Prof Jones has also edited the book ‘Diffusion MRI: Theory, Methods and Applications’ published by Oxford University Press (2010), which is widely regarded as the definitive text on the subject. 

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