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Dr

Gareth Ball

Honorary
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
science & technology
humans
life sciences & biomedicine
brain
male
neurosciences & neurology
female
infant, newborn
neurosciences
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Dr

Gareth Ball

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Magnetic resonance imaging
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Dr

Gareth Ball

 

Studying brain development from the time of birth, through childhood and into adolescence.

Dr Ball's research combines Magnetic Resonance Imaging and state-of-the-art machine learning models to discover the patterns that underlie typical brain development and identify the mechanisms that can lead to common neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism or ADHD.

He is particularly interested in the impact of preterm birth on early brain development, and the long-term effects of early life adversity on a child's cognitive and functional outcomes.

Other aspects of Dr Ball's research program focus on the application of machine learning to identify abnormal movement patterns in infants at risk of developing cerebral palsy, the characterisation of pathological tissue types in paediatric brain tumour and modelling of structural connectivity networks in the brain.


Available projects include:

  • Mapping cortical networks in the developing brain
  • Modelling infant movements using video capture
  • Combining neuroimaging and transcriptomics to model cortical development

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 58 most recent scholarly works by Gareth Ball.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Catalyst Travel Award ($3000)

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

2018

Brain Sciences Award: Top Applicant in Neurosciences

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation

2012

MRC Special Training Fellowship in Bioinformatics (2012-2015)

MRC

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Education


PhD in Neonatal Neuroimaging

Imperial College London

Integrative Biomedical Sciences

Imperial College London

Neuroscience

University of Nottingham