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Dr Andy Simmons

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Prime Minister Highlights New Grant

The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health have highlighted our new grant with technology companies IXICO and Cambridge Cognition aimed at rolling out our pioneering early Alzheimer diagnosis work - link and link.

Financial Times Innovation in the NHS Item - 8th December 2011

The Financial Times has featured our work in a video item on the need for innovation in the NHS


Automated MRI Alzheimer Disease Detection System Highly Commended - 15th November 2011

Our work on automated detection of patterns of Alzheimer's disease was given a Highly Commended award, winning second place of more than 100 projects in the Health Service journal awards "Improving Care with Technology" category tonight.

National Institute for Health Research highlights - 30th September 2011

The NIHR has highlighted our work as one of the key NIHR achievements in 2010/11 (page 8, "Brain scans to spot the early signs of Alzheimer's disease")


Reasons to be Cheerful - 18th September 2011

The UK Observer newspaper has identified the work on early diagnosis and intervention for Alzheimer's disease at KCL as one of twenty reasons to be cheerful about the UK (number 8)


Research Shortlisted for Health Service Journal Award - 7th September 2011

Our work on automated detection of patterns of Alzheimer disease using structural MRI in clinical patients has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal award in the "Improving Care with Technology"category (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)


Biomedical Research Centre and Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia Funded - 18th August 2011

The Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health has been refunded with an increased budget and a new £4.5million Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia funded.


Science in Parliament - 3rd May 2011

We have published an article on MRI in the UK's parliamentary science journal - Science in Parliament as part of a short series on Medical Physics in the UK. (A Simmons, Magnetic resonance imaging – a window into the body for patient care and a research tool for understanding the brain, Science in Parliament, 68(1), 26-27, 2011)


Research interests

Functional MRI, structural and volumetric MRI, diffusion MRI, MRS, genetics-imaging correlates, image processing and e-learning.

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