Dr Simon Keller BSc MSc PhD FHEA FAS

Senior Lecturer Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology

About

Personal Statement

Currently a Senior Lecturer in Imaging Neuroscience in the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), University of Liverpool.

Academic history:
- PhD in Neurological Science (Neuroimaging in Epilepsy), University of Liverpool (2005)
- Research Associate, Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre (MARIARC), University of Liverpool (2005-2009)
- Research Associate, Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany (2009-2011)
- Lecturer, Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London (2012-2013)
- Lecturer, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, ITM, University of Liverpool (2013-2017)
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, ITM, University of Liverpool (2017-)

Main research interests:
The use of advanced quantitative neuroimaging techniques, mainly magnetic resonance imaging, to develop non-invasive biomarkers of treatment outcome and cognitive dysfunction in -
(1) Epilepsy
(2) Neurodegenerative disorders
(3) Brain infectious disorders

Prizes or Honours

  • Elected Fellow of the Anatomical Society (Anatomical Society, 2018)
  • Conference award (European Congress for Epileptology, 2016)
  • Honorary Lecturer (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 2013)
  • Travel Fellowship (Guarantors of Brain , 2012)
  • Visiting research project award (SYNTHESYS & Royal Museum of Central Africa, 2011)
  • Best Journal Article (Journal of Anatomy, 2009)
  • Travel Fellowship (Guarantors of Brain , 2009)
  • Travel Fellowship (Guarantors of Brain , 2008)
  • Conference abstract award (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2004)
  • Postgraduate Research Award (Epilepsy Action, 2003)
  • Travel Fellowship (Organisation of Human Brain Mapping, 2001)

Funded Fellowships

  • New Investigator Research Grant (Medical Research Council (MRC), 2013)