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David Hawkes enjoys a distinguished publishing history spanning three decades with areas of expertise in medical imaging. He has ongoing collaborations with many institutions beyond UCL, including the Institute of Cancer Research, KCL, Guys and St. Thomas, Imperial College, University of Manchester and Oxford.
Dave Hawkes is currently the Director of the Centre for Medical Image Computing, previously having been Director of the EPSRC and MRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on Medical Images and Signals (MIAS-IRC), an £8M six year programme, from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at KCL (2002-2004). He spent 10 years working as a clinical scientist within the NHS before returning to academia. He is co-Founder of IXICO Ltd. (www.ixico.com), a university spin-out that provides imaging solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. His current research interests encompass image matching, data fusion, visualisation, shape representation, surface geometry and modelling tissue deformation promoting medical imaging as an accurate measurement tool and image guided interventions.
He has been involved in researching a wide range of conditions/ailments including: Alzheimer’s disease, Aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, Brain tumours in adults, Brain tumours in children, Dementia – frontotemporal, Dementia – subcortical, Dementia – vascular, Epilepsy , Gliomas, Ischaemic stroke , Multiple sclerosis, Neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Transient ischaemic attack
Research Interests: Medical imaging, medical image analysis, image guided interventions, imaging biomarkers, data fusion, computational anatomy and modelling.
Dave Hawkes has been director and founder of the Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL since 2005. He was director of the EPSRC and MRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on Medical Images and Signals (MIAS-IRC), an £8M six year programme between 2003 and 2007 and chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at KCL between 2002 and 2004. Professor Hawkes is also co-director of the joint UCL/KCL Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre funded by EPSRC and CR-UK. His first post was as a clinical scientist in nuclear medicine at Southampton General Hospital. After obtaining his PhD in 1982 at the University of Surrey and the Institute of Cancer Research he spent 7 years working as a clinical scientist at St. George’s Hospital, London, before returning in 1988 to academia at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS), where he received a personal Chair in 1998. Professor Hawkes is co-founder of IXICO Ltd. (www.ixico.com), a university spin-out that provides imaging solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, and Sageta, a university spin-out that provides image guidance in prostate cancer interventions.
Professor Hawkes’ current research interests encompass image matching, data fusion, visualisation, shape representation, surface geometry and modelling tissue deformation promoting medical imaging as an accurate measurement tool and image guided interventions. He leads an EPSRC Platform Grant and is principal investigator of an EPSRC Programme grant “Intelligent Imaging: Motion, Form and Function across Scale.” Professor Hawkes is also PI for two EPSRC funded projects (in breast cancer diagnosis and digital tomosynthesis), co-PI on two other EPSRC Grants (in high intensity focused ultrasound, and cardiac modeling and intervention), co-PI on an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research with Steve Halligan (Radiology) on computer assisted detection of colon cancer and is manager of an industrially funded project on colon cancer detection from CT. He holds 2 EU FP7 grants on liver surgery simulation (PASSPORT) and a multimodal workstation for breast cancer diagnosis and management (HAMAM). He is currently supervisor or co-supervisor of 14 PhD students and author or co-author of over 250 peer reviewed scientific publications.
Profile as detailed on NIHR