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I am currently a Radiology Imaging Researcher for the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD) programme in Grampian. iCAIRD is a pan-Scottish collaboration of partners across industry, the NHS and academia funded by Innovate UK. Among the Partners are NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and University of Aberdeen. My role involves evaluating the performance of health care AI systems using local NHS Grampian health data.
- PhD Medical Imaging2020 - University of Aberdeen
- MSc Medical Physics2015 - University of Aberdeen
- BSc Electrical Engineering2013 - Delft University of Technology
Applied Health Sciences
I am currently working on the evaluation of Mia, a breast screening AI system created by the company Kheiron. Mia is CE-marked, but generalisability to NHS Grampian data is not guaranteed. As part of this evaluation, I work closely together with NHS Grampian, Kheiron, the Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH) team and members of the wider iCAIRD team.
I have previously investigated the relationship betwen the klotho gene and the brain. My other past research involved quantifying the complexity of fMRI brain signals using measures of brain entropy.
As part of my current role I have created a short questionnaire to find out what women who attend for routine breast screening in NHS Grampian think about the use of AI in breast screening. This questionnaire was presented to breast screening participants in October 2020. The questionnaire presents several potential options for the use of AI in breast screening. The results show a high degree of approval for the use of AI in breast screening in combination with a human reader. The results of the survey have been written up as a letter and have been published in the Journal of Medical Screening. I have also presented the results of the questionnaire at Explorathon 2020 (https://www.explorathon.co.uk), a Scotland-wide public engagement event.
Funding and Grants
Macleod, de Vries, Olsen, Turner. The changing pattern of stroke and acute brain disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021. NHS Grampian Endowment Fund. £11,855.
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Impact of Different Mammography Systems on Artificial Intelligence Performance in Breast Cancer ScreeningRadiology: Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5, no. 3, e220146Contributions to Journals: Articles
Artificial intelligence in radiology: trainees want moreClinical Radiology, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. e336-e341Contributions to Journals: Articles
AI in breast screening mammography: breast screening readers' perspectivesInsights into Imaging, vol. 13, no. 1, 186Contributions to Journals: Articles
Screening participants’ attitudes to the introduction of artificial intelligence in breast screeningJournal of Medical Screening, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 221-222Contributions to Journals: Letters
Klotho gene polymorphism, brain structure and cognition in early-life developmentBrain Imaging and Behavior, vol. 14, pp. 213-225Contributions to Journals: Articles
Motion during Acquisition is Associated with fMRI Brain EntropyIEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 586-593Contributions to Journals: Articles
Klotho, APOEε4, cognitive ability, brain size, atrophy and survival: A study in the Aberdeen Birth Cohort of 1936Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 55, pp. 91-98Contributions to Journals: Articles