Dr. Matthew Kempton

Senior Lecturer and MRC CDA Fellow (IoPPN)

My main interests are neuroimaging (particularly structural MRI) in psychosis disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I coordinate the EU-GEI High Risk Study with Prof. Philip McGuire and Dr. Lucia Valmaggia and I lead a longitudinal multicentre neuroimaging in this cohort of individuals at risk of psychosis.

My main teaching focus is in statistics and research methods for Masters students. I also lecture in neuroimaging.

Our team has created a number of online tools related to structural neuroimaging in psychiatric disorders:

www.depressiondatabase.org - Online database and meta-analysis of structural MRI studies in major depressive disorder as a companion to our paper published in Archives of General Psychiatry

www.ptsdmri.uk - Online database and meta-analysis of structural MRI studies in PTSD as a companion to our paper published in American Journal of Psychiatry

www.bipolardatabase.org - Online database and meta-analysis of structural MRI studies in bipolar disorder as a companion to our paper published in Archives of General Psychiatry

ALVIN - an MRI segmentation tool for the lateral ventricles which is relatively insensitive to scanner parameters