Dr Roger Tait

Roger Tait

University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychiatry and Department of Psychology

Research Theme

Developmental Neuroscience


Massively parallel processing and co-registration of images are my principle research interests.

I have extensive experience of tightly/loosely-coupled processing architectures also rigid, affine and deformable registration algorithm implementation.

My research also focuses on new methods of region of interest definition.

Research Focus




Grid Engine



Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Computational modelling

High Performance Computing

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)



Cinly Ooi

Angela Roberts

Andrea Santangelo

John Suckling

Associated News Items

Key publications

Tait RJ, Schaefer G and Hopgood AA (2007), “Intensity-Based Image Registration Using Multiple Distributed Agents” Knowledge Based Systems 21(3):256-264



Forde NJ, Ronan L, Suckling J, Scanlon C, Neary S, Holleran L, Leemans A, Tait R, Rua C, Fletcher PC, Jeurissen B, Dodds CM, Miller SR, Bullmore ET, McDonald C, Nathan PJ, Cannon DM (2014), “Structural neuroimaging correlates of allelic variation of the BDNF val66met polymorphism.” Neuroimage 90:280-9 Details

Ruigrok AN, Salimi-Khorshidi G, Lai MC, Baron-Cohen S, Lombardo MV, Tait RJ, Suckling J (2014), “A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure.” Neurosci Biobehav Rev 39:34-50 Details

Soltész F, Suckling J, Lawrence P, Tait R, Ooi C, Bentley G, Dodds CM, Miller SR, Wille DR, Byrne M, McHugh SM, Bellgrove MA, Croft RJ, Lu B, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ (2014), “Identification of BDNF sensitive electrophysiological markers of synaptic activity and their structural correlates in healthy subjects using a genetic approach utilizing the functional BDNF Val66Met polymorphism.” PLoS One 9(4):e95558 Details


del Campo N, Fryer TD, Hong YT, Smith R, Brichard L, Acosta-Cabronero J, Chamberlain SR, Tait R, Izquierdo D, Regenthal R, Dowson J, Suckling J, Baron JC, Aigbirhio FI, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ, Müller U (2013), “A positron emission tomography study of nigro-striatal dopaminergic mechanisms underlying attention: implications for ADHD and its treatment.” Brain 136(Pt 11):3252-70 Details

Dodds CM, Henson RN, Suckling J, Miskowiak KW, Ooi C, Tait R, et al (2013), “Effects of the BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism and Met Allele Load on Declarative Memory Related Neural Networks” PLoS ONE 8(11)

Dodds CM, Henson RN, Suckling J, Miskowiak KW, Ooi C, Tait R, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Bentley G, Maltby K, Skeggs A, Miller SR, McHugh S, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ (2013), “Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and met allele load on declarative memory related neural networks.” PLoS One 8(11):e74133 Details

Howell NA, Worbe Y, Lange I, Tait R, Irvine M, Banca P, Harrison NA, Bullmore ET, Hutchison WD, Voon V (2013), “Increased ventral striatal volume in college-aged binge drinkers.” PLoS One 8(9):e74164 Details

Weiskopf N, Suckling J, Williams G, Correia MM, Inkster B, Tait R, Ooi C, Bullmore ET, Lutti A (2013), “Quantitative multi-parameter mapping of R1, PD(*), MT, and R2(*) at 3T: a multi-center validation.” Front Neurosci 7:95 Details


Cinly O, Bullmore E, Wink A, Sendur L, Barnes A, Achard S, Aspden J, Abbott S, et al (2009), “CamBAfx: workflow design, implementation and application for neuroimaging” Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 3:1-10


Tait RJ, Schaefer G, and Hopgood AA (2008), “DIstributed 3-D Medical Image Registration Using Intelligent Agents” Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging 381-407


Tait RJ, Schaefer G, Hopgood AA and Zhu SY (2006), “Efficient 3-D Medical Image Registration Using a Distributed Blackboard Architecture” Proceedings of 28th Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 3045-3049

Tait RJ, Schaefer G, Howell K, Hopgood AA, Woo P and Harper J (2006), “Automated Overlay of Visual and Thermal Medical Images” Proceedings of the 18th International EURASIP Conference 260-262


Tait RJ, Schaefer G, Kühnapfel U and Çakmak HK (2003), “Interactive Spline Modelling of Human Organs for Surgical Simulators” Proceedings of the 17th European Simulation Conference (4):355-359