Main research focus on development of new acquisition and quantification methods for Magnetic Resonance Imaging including diffusion weighted imaging (brain, breast, pelvic floor), brain relaxometry applied to Movement Disorders, and fast acquisition methods for imaging the fetal brain.
Rita G Nunes completed her degree in Engineering Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico and went on to work on her DPhil. at the FMRIB Centre in Oxford, UK on the “Development of Diffusion Imaging at High Magnetic Field”, supervised by Professor Peter Jezzard and Dr. Stuart Clare. During her DPhil., she implemented and optimised Diffusion-Weighted (DW) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) pulse sequences and collaborated with other researchers in clinical research studies. She completed her DPhil. from the University of Oxford at the end of 2005. In 2006 she moved to Imperial College London, working as a Research Associate under the supervision of Dr. David Larkman and Professor Jo Hajnal. Her work during this period focused on Parallel MR Imaging and led to the acquisition of the first multiband Echo Planar Images. At the end of 2009, she moved to IBEB, FCUL as Investigadora Ciência 2008 (FCT), maintaining a collaboration with Professor Hajnal, first as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and since April 2012 as a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. Rita Nunes joined ISR in October 2016 as an Assistant Professor.