Welcome to the British & Irish Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. The creation of the British Chapter was formally approved by the Board of Trustees of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine on 19 September 1994. Our main activity is the organisation of scientific meetings. In January 2009 a New Initiative Fund was created, please see the information below.

Committee Members

Dr Po-Wah So (Ph.D.)
Department of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Harish Poptani, Ph.D.
University of Liverpool

Professor David L. Buckley
Biomedical Imaging
University of Leeds

Penny Gowland
Membership Secretary

Laura Parkes
EDI Officer

Matthew Clemence

Harpreet Hyare

David Lurie

Jack Miller

Kevin Murphy

Andrew Peet

Ben Statton

Alan Stone

Laura Bortolotti
Student Observer


View past committee members below.

Formation of the Chapter

by John Griffiths
October 2019

When Magnetic Resonance was being developed for in vivo studies, in the early 1980s, the researchers didn’t come together in national scientific societies.  They were living in the global village, and instead they formed two international societies: the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (which I joined in 1984 and served on its Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1992) and the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  In 1994, after long negotiations… [read more]


We are proud to remember the contributions that so many scientists who have worked or lived in Britain or Ireland and made to our field and our community during their lives. (If you would like to add an obituary please let us know). Click here to view the Obituaries page.

Positive Spin
The Newsletter of the British & Irish Chapter of the ISMRM

Special Issue – May 2021

Number 10 – Nov 2020

Number 9 – Jun 2020

Number 8 – Dec 2019

Number 7 – Apr 2019

Number 6 – Dec 2018

Number 5 – Jul 2018

Number 4 – May 2018

Number 3 – Nov 2017

Number 2 – Apr 2017

Number 1 – Dec 2016

Scientific Meetings organised by the BC-ISMRM