Dr Marta Morgado Correia

University position

Senior Research Associate

Dr Marta Morgado Correia is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


My research focuses on the use of quantitative MRI methods to understand the brain in health and pathology. I have a particular interested in diffusion MRI, an imaging modality which has been shown to provide useful information about the microstructural architecture of the brain. I have used this technique to study a number of brain disorders such as Parkinsonís disease, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as healthy ageing. I am also interested in developing methods for high resolution fMRI acquisition, in particular methods for motion correction.

Alongside my research work I run the MRI facility at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

Research Focus


diffusion MRI

functional MRI

Parkinson's disease

TRaumatic Brain Injury


Clinical conditions


Movement disorders

Traumatic brain injury


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Rik Henson

David Menon

Virginia Newcombe

James Rowe

Guy Williams

Associated News Items



Veenith TV, Carter EL, Grossac J, Newcombe VF, Outtrim JG, Nallapareddy S, Lupson V, Correia MM, Mada MM, Williams GB, Menon DK, Coles JP (2014), “Use of diffusion tensor imaging to assess the impact of normobaric hyperoxia within at-risk pericontusional tissue after traumatic brain injury.” J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 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


Garyfallidis E, Brett M, Correia MM, Williams GB, Nimmo-Smith I (2012), “QuickBundles, a Method for Tractography Simplification.” Front Neurosci 6:175 Details

Rae CL, Correia MM, Altena E, Hughes LE, Barker RA, Rowe JB (2012), “White matter pathology in Parkinson's disease: the effect of imaging protocol differences and relevance to executive function.” Neuroimage 62(3):1675-84 Details


Correia MM, Newcombe VF, Williams GB (2011), “Contrast-to-noise ratios for indices of anisotropy obtained from diffusion MRI: A study with standard clinical b-values at 3T.” Neuroimage 57(3):1103-15 Details

Sharon Geva; Marta Correia; Elizabeth A. Warburton (2011), “Diffusion tensor imaging in the study of language and aphasia” Aphasiology 25(5):543-558

Thompson R, Correia M, Cusack R (2011), “Vascular contributions to pattern analysis: comparing gradient and spin echo fMRI at 3T.” Neuroimage 56(2):643-50 Details


Correia MM, Carpenter TA, Williams GB (2009), “Looking for the optimal DTI acquisition scheme given a maximum scan time: are more b-values a waste of time?” Magn Reson Imaging 27(2):163-75 Details