"It is an honour to be part of the UK DRI, and to have the support to pursue an ambitious programme of research in the detection and monitoring of dementia." Pete Lally
UK DRI Emerging Leader
Dr Pete Lally is a magnetic resonance physicist whose research focuses on novel quantitative imaging measurements of brain structure and function. During his PhD at Imperial College London with a NIHR Healthcare Science Doctoral Fellowship, he developed techniques for quantifying metabolic injury in the neonatal brain following birth asphyxia. Next, Dr Lally established a novel ultra-high-resolution imaging technique which combines magnetic resonance and optical physics for application in the dementia field. This research has served as a platform for the award of his Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral and Edmond and Lily Safra Research Fellowships, which he is undertaking as a UK DRI Emerging Leader at the Care Research and Technology Centre. Sponsored by Centre Director Prof David Sharp, Dr Lally aims to build on his achievements in brain imaging by quantifying microstructural injury in the substantia nigra of people living with Parkinson’s disease.