Prof David Hawkes

david hawkes

David Hawkes enjoys a distinguished publishing history spanning three decades with areas of expertise in medical imaging. He has ongoing collaborations with many institutions beyond UCL, including the Institute of Cancer Research, KCL, Guys and St. Thomas, Imperial College, University of Manchester and Oxford.

Dave Hawkes is currently the Director of the Centre for Medical Image Computing, previously having been Director of the EPSRC and MRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on Medical Images and Signals (MIAS-IRC), an £8M six year programme, from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at KCL (2002-2004). He spent 10 years working as a clinical scientist within the NHS before returning to academia. He is co-Founder of IXICO Ltd. (, a university spin-out that provides imaging solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. His current research interests encompass image matching, data fusion, visualisation, shape representation, surface geometry and modelling tissue deformation promoting medical imaging as an accurate measurement tool and image guided interventions.

He has been involved in researching a wide range of conditions/ailments including: Alzheimer's disease, Aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, Brain tumours in adults, Brain tumours in children, Dementia - frontotemporal, Dementia - subcortical, Dementia - vascular, Epilepsy , Gliomas, Ischaemic stroke , Multiple sclerosis, Neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease, Stroke, Transient ischaemic attack

Research Interests: Medical imaging, medical image analysis, image guided interventions, imaging biomarkers, data fusion, computational anatomy and modelling.

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