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Charlotte Jardine

Charlotte graduated from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2011. After working for a few years in Inverness as a general Radiographer,  she joined the team at Edinburgh Imaging in early 2013 as a research radiographer, moving on to become Superintendent Radiographer in 2017. 

As the team leader Charlotte is responsible for the MR facility at the Royal Infirmary, the equipment and for the 8 research radiographers. As the MR responsible person for our facility, she plays an active role in MR safety, induction and training of all staff and visitors. In addition to management and scanning, Charlotte has an interest in image analysis of the ageing brain, stroke affected brain and in rating signs of cerebral small vessel disease. She is a trained retinal imager responsible for repeated imaging of our small vessel disease projects and she am trained in study imaging housekeeping and data management using our scan management systems.


Gayle Barclay

Gayle graduated from the Edinburgh School of Radiography, which is now part of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 1991.  After working for a number of years specialising in paediatric radiography including CT, MR and Nuclear Medicine she joined the team at Edinburgh Imaging in 2011. 

In addition to scanning, Gayle has an interest in image analysis of the ageing brain, stroke affected brain and in rating signs of cerebral small vessel disease.  She works one day a week with the Edinburgh Imaging Trials Team performing "housekeeping" and analysis on data sent as part of multi centre imaging trials. As the department's Health and Safety Advisor she plays an active role in training staff, researchers and visitors in the importance of MR safety.  In conjunction with our MR Physicists Gayle has written MR safety and practicalities of MR scanning in research modules for the Neuroimaging for Research MSc course, run by Edinburgh Imaging.


Iona Hamilton

Iona graduated from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She later on joined Edinburgh Imaging in 2005. Her role is Senior Research Radiographer, focused on complex advanced techniques such as CO2 driven cerebrovascular reactivity, intracranial pulsatility, blood brain barrier permeability, pulse wave velocity and carotid imaging. Iona works at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE), using the MR scanner.


Lucy Kesseler

Lucy graduated from the University of West of England (UWE), in 2008. She joined Edinburgh Imaging in January 2017.

Lucy is a Research Radiographer at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE). In addition to scanning she has an interest in research and supporting student radiographers.


Donna McIntyre

Donna McIntyre qualified as a Radiographer in Edinburgh in 1991.  Her main focus was Neuro-Oncology whilst working for 17 years in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences performing Angiography, CT and MR scanning before joining the Edinburgh Imaging Facility at the Western General Hospital (WGH) in Edinburgh, in September 2015. Donna is a MR Research Radiographer and works at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility RIE on 3T Siemens scanner.  

Her main duties involve scanning Research participants and NHS patients. She is involved with QA analysis of our 1.5T scanner, ensuring that the scanner is continually performing to the highest standard and all imaging is optimal. Together with the other radiographers, she is performing many MR techniques to aid in stroke research.  She finds this to be of increasing interest to her and looks forward to being involved in future studies in this area.


Isla Mitchell

Isla graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography at Queen Margaret University in 2012. She joined the Edinburgh Imaging team in 2019 as an MR Research Radiographer. Her experience working in the public, private and research sector has lead her to the speciality field of Neuroimaging with Edinburgh University.

Isla works at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE) and is involved in a diverse array of studies, currently being undertaken within the facility. Isla has recently has secured funding to create patient & volunteer MR information materials.


Maddy Murphy

Maddy qualified as a Radiographer in London in 1999, and worked for the NHS in the South East and the Midlands. She has been a Clinical Specialist Radiographer in MR since 2007 alongside job roles in Clinical Governance and Accreditation. She joined Edinburgh Imaging in May 2018.


Stewart Wiseman

Stewart is a post-doctoral fellow who continues his radiography work part time. Read more about Stewart's post-doc research here


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