Professor Richard Bowtell

Richard Bowtell

Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham, Cross cutting imaging theme

Professor Richard Bowtell is the Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, he came to Nottingham in 1984 to study for a Ph.D. under the supervision of Sir Peter Mansfield, the inventor of magnetic resonance imaging. Having been appointed to the academic staff of the then Department of Physics in 1989, he was promoted to Reader in 1995 and to a Chair in Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy in 2000. 

Expertise summary

Professor Bowtell's research is carried out at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre - a research centre that houses two whole-body magnetic resonance imaging systems, including the highest field (7 T) system in the UK for imaging human subjects. His research focuses on developing improved equipment and techniques for magnetic resonance imaging and applying them in biomedical studies. He has a particular interest in spatio-topic mapping of human brain function using ultra-high field MRI.