Chris Rodgers

University position

Professor of Biomedical Imaging and Head of 7T MRI Physics

Chris Rodgers is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre


Home page (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


I am an expert in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). My group develop advanced MRI and MRS methods usnig the 7T Terra MRI scanner at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. Our aim is to push the boundaries of MRI techniques, and to translate the latest methods ready for use in clinical studies in collaboration with colleagues in Clinical Neurosciences and elsewhere. My work in Cambridge has a particular focus on applications in the human brain.

I hold a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. This also funds work by my group at the University of Oxford, who develop and translate advanced 7T MRI and MRS methods to study metabolism in the human heart and liver.

I am a work-package leader in the EU-funded "Non-invasive Chemistry Imaging in the Whole Human Body" (NICI) consortium. We are creating a new type of metabolic MRI scan to predict the response to chemotherapy in patients with liver metastases.

Research Focus





ultra-high field


Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance theory

Spin dynamics