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Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimaging Harmonisation, University of Oxford

Dr Tom Whyntie is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimaging Harmonisation at the University of Oxford. Based at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (formerly the Centre for FMRIB) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, his current role involves developing techniques and analysis strategies for harmonising neuroimaging data (brain scans, etc.) across large and varied datasets, including the UK Biobank project. He comes to the world of Big Data and medical imaging from the world of particle physics, having worked on the Monopole and Exotics Detector at the LHC (MoEDAL) and Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiments looking for magnetic monopoles and dark matter respectively. He read Natural Sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, specialising in Experimental and Theoretical Physics, and completed his PhD at Imperial College London‘s High Energy Physics group and CERN. While a Public Engagement Fellow for the UK Science and Technology Facilities, Council, he worked extensively in engaging wider publics with research and large-scale computing through the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) and GridPP Collaboration, and the CERN@school research programme.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
  • 2017–2017
    Research Associate, UCL
  • 2012–2016
    Visiting Academic and GridPP Dissemination Officer, Queen Mary University of London