A comparison of standard pre-processing (A) and pre-processing using FIACH (B) in a study of the development of language in a paediatric population during overt speech.

My Research

I am a PhD candidate working in the Developmental Imaging and Biophysics section of the UCL Institute of Child Health. I am supervised by Professor Christopher Clark and Dr. David Carmichael. My research focuses on the development and improvement of methods using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to detect areas of the brain causing seizures in paediatric focal epilepsy. To achieve this aim a large part of my work has focused on data quality in functional-MRI. This work has led to the development of a free software package called FIACH. This software can assist in identifying and correcting many sources of noise in fMRI.


Tierney, T.M., Weiss-Croft, L.J., Centeno, M., Shamshiri, E.A., Perani, S., Baldeweg, T., Clark, C.A., Carmichael, D.W. (2015). FIACH: A biophysical model for automatic retrospective noise control in fMRI. NeuroImage, doi: http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.034a