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UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that EPSRC have funded our CDT for five more years under the new name EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare (i4health).

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Prof David Holder

University College London and UCL Hospitals

Room 2.07
Dept. Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Gower Street

Tel: 020 7679 0225

Fax: 020 7679 0255


I have had a joint training in Clinical Medicine and Biophysics. As a young doctor, I became interested in developing a new method which could image fast electrical activity in the brain. During a Master’s degree at Berkeley, I came up with a practical possible way to realize this – the then new method of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). With an MRC training and then Royal Society University Research Fellowship held at University College London, I have built up an interdisciplinary research group which has pioneered the application of EIT for imaging brain function (research details).

On the clinical side, I have been Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at UCH since 1997 where I undertake EEG reporting, nerve conduction studies and EMG (electromyography). I have an interest in the development of new methods for diagnosis, such as vibration studies for RSI (repetitive strain injury), ambulatory nerve conduction studies for functional nerve entrapments which cause pain on exercise, and using machine learning methods for automated analysis of the EEG.
Electrical Impedance Tomography of brain function.