Imaging and Epilepsy Group

Our group is at the forefront of unravelling the structural and functional abnormalities in the human brain that are associated with epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Our group includes several collaborating teams, each with multidisciplinary groups of scientists, capable of utilising and advancing cutting-edge neuroimaging technology to address key biological questions in health and disease.

Our research include the study of brain networks, connectivity, cognition and injury; neuroimaging analysis methods development/neuroinformatics; and clinical translation to improved patient care.

About our research

Research interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Brain networks and connectivity
  • Concussion


  • Advanced neuroimaging
  • Neuroinformatics
  • EEG
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Research team

Research team heads

Headshot_David Vaughn

Dr David Vaughan

Group Head

Team members

PhD students

  • Naoto Nagino
  • Suyi Ooi




  • Bank, A.M., Kuzniecky, R., Knowlton, R.C., Cascino, G.D., Jackson, G., Pardoe, H.R. and Human Epilepsy Project Investigators (2022). Structural Neuroimaging in Adults and Adolescents With Newly Diagnosed Focal Epilepsy: The Human Epilepsy Project. Neurology, [online] 99(19), pp.e2181-2187. doi:
  • Pardoe, H.R. and Martin, S.P. (2022). In‐scanner head motion and structural covariance networks. Human Brain Mapping, 43(14), pp.4335–4346. doi:
  • Zhang, V.J.W., Jackson, G.D., Fitt, G., Perchyonok, Y. and Vaughan, D.N. (2022). Seizure Duration and Spread Dynamics in MRI-Defined Subtypes of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Neurology, [online] 99(4), pp.e355–e363. doi:
  • Young, J.C., Vaughan, D.N., Nasser, H.M. and Jackson, G.D. (2019). Anatomical imaging of the piriform cortex in epilepsy. Experimental Neurology, [online] 320, p.113013. doi:

Contact us

Associate Professor Heath Pardoe

Group Head
[email protected]