What is your role at the AEP?
I am an MRI Research Radiographer.
AEP participants undertake an MRI scan of their head as part of their testing for the AEP. An MRI scan uses a superconducting magnet and radiofrequency waves to take detailed cross-sectional images.
We conduct high resolution neuroanatomical, functional and diffusion imaging acquisitions as part of the AEP imaging protocol using cutting edge imaging equipment and techniques.
Why the AEP?
Being able to use my experience and expertise in MRI to acquire the highly specialised imaging datasets for the AEP, is very rewarding.
Knowing that I can play a small part in changing the lives of those with lived experience of seizures means a lot to me.
What do you hope to achieve?
To be able to provide a comfortable and superior MRI experience whilst acquiring high quality imaging for all participants, is of utmost importance to me.
Completing my Master of Medical Imaging Science whilst working full-time through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All-time favourite meal?
My mother’s special Sri Lankan crab curry is quite the dish!
Current streaming recommendation?
Severance- I’ve found it to be a very intriguing series.
Current book you are reading?
The Brain That Changes Itself – Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, Norman Doidge, MD
What advice would you give your 12-year-old self?
Try your very best in everything you apply yourself to and be happy with the end result whatever it may be.
Who would you most like to meet, or have met?
As a sports enthusiast and a foodie - Michael Jordan or Gordan Ramsay, would be pretty cool.
Finish this sentence… I believe the most important thing in life is… family, friends and surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded people.