Associate Professor Heath Pardoe
Associate Professor Heath Pardoe is the Neuroimaging theme lead at The Florey and works as part of the Epilepsy Imaging group. He is the Stream Lead for Science and Operations Support in the Australian Epilepsy Project and Academic Lead for The Florey MRI facility. He is co-director of The Florey National Imaging Facility node and holds honorary positions at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Monash University and the University of Melbourne.
His primary research interest is computational analysis of neuroanatomical MRI with a focus on epilepsy. He develops and applies statistical methods, including artificial intelligence techniques, to neuroimaging datasets in order to map subtle disease-related brain changes. In epilepsy, these investigations assist in surgical planning and the identification of causative factors, such as medication use, that explain brain volume changes in individuals with epilepsy.
As part of the neuroscience community’s collective efforts to push MRI beyond current limits in spatial resolution, Associate Professor Pardoe has published a series of papers describing both the deleterious effects of in-scanner head motion on neuroanatomical MRI and methods for correcting for these effects. His research efforts have been supported by grant funding from the NH&MRC, the National Institutes of Health, USA and philanthropic organisations.
Associate Professor Pardoe completed his PhD in 2005 at the University of Western Australia. He underwent postdoctoral training with Graeme Jackson at The Florey (2005–2012) and was an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (2012–2022). He returned to The Florey in 2022.