Theophilus Akudjedu

Theophilus Akudjedu

  • Senior Lecturer In Imaging And MRI Radiography
  • Royal London House R107, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

Theo is a senior lecturer in medical imaging and MRI radiography at the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation, Bournemouth University. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ghana (BSc Diagnostic Radiography) and postgraduate degrees from King's College London (MSc Neuroimaging) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (PhD Medicine). He investigated the progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities in psychosis using magnetic resonance imaging for his postgraduate training. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Theo worked clinically as a diagnostic radiographer in some of Ghana's busiest urban and rural hospitals.

Research

As a registered diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC, Theo is interested in clinical imaging, radiography and healthcare research, neuroimaging/clinical neuroscience and recently in abdominal imaging. Theo is committed to research-led teaching and role extension of imaging professionals and thus, he uses his experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of radiographers. He is interested in multidisciplinary research and happy to discuss the possibility for collaborative research.

He welcomes enquiries from both UK and non-UK students who might be interested in pursuing postgraduate studies for a PhD with him.

Favourites

  • Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2018. A comparative study of segmentation techniques for the quantification of brain subcortical volume. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 12 (6), 1678-1695.
  • Kong, X.Z., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2018. Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA consortium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (22), E5154-E5163.
  • Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2019. Progression of subcortical changes after first-episode of psychosis: A 3-year longitudinal structural magnetic resonance imaging study. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 16-18 May 2019 Chicago, United States of America.
  • Akudjedu, T., Metha, M. and Walsh, E., 2016. Investigating the neurocognitive regulation of anxiety states using suggestions and fMRI. In: 11th Young European Scientist Meeting 15-18 September 2016 Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, Porto, Portugal.

Journal Articles

  • Akudjedu, T.N., Lawal, O., Sharma, M., Elliott, J., Stewart, S., Gilleece, T., McFadden, S. and Franklin, J.M., 2020. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on radiography practice: findings from a UK radiography workforce survey. British Journal of Radiology.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N., Kenney, J.P., McInerney, S., Scanlon, C., McFarland, J., McCarthy, P., Cannon, D.M., Hallahan, B. and McDonald, C., 2020. Cognitive and Clinical Predictors of Prefrontal Cortical Thickness Change Following First-Episode of Psychosis. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 302.
  • Kong, X., ENIGMA Laterality Working Group, Akudjedu, T.N. and Francks, C., 2020. Reproducibility in the absence of selective reporting: An illustration from large‐scale brain asymmetry research. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Akudjedu, T. et al., 2020. Progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities after first-episode of psychosis: A 3-year longitudinal sMRI study. Journal of Psychiatric Research.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N., Mohamed, A., Holleran, L., Hallahan, B., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C., 2020. Progressive subcortical volume loss in treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients after commencing clozapine treatment. Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2018. A comparative study of segmentation techniques for the quantification of brain subcortical volume. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 12 (6), 1678-1695.
  • Kong, X.Z., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2018. Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA consortium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (22), E5154-E5163.
  • Nunes, A., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2018. Using structural MRI to identify bipolar disorders – 13 site machine learning study in 3020 individuals from the ENIGMA Bipolar Disorders Working Group. Molecular Psychiatry.

Conferences

  • Nabulsi, L., Akudjedu, T. et al., 2019. Cholinergic-Mediated Cingulate Activation during Emotion-Inhibition in Bipolar Disorder. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 16-18 May 2019 Chicago, United States of America.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T., Ahmed, M., Cannon, D.M., Hallahan, B. and McDonald, C., 2019. Progressive subcortical volume loss in treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients after commencing Clozapine treatment. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 16-18 May 2019 Chicago, United States of America.
  • Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2019. Progression of subcortical changes after first-episode of psychosis: A 3-year longitudinal structural magnetic resonance imaging study. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 16-18 May 2019 Chicago, United States of America.
  • Nabulsi, L., Akudjedu, T. et al., 2019. Cholinergic-Mediated Cingulate Activation during Emotion-Inhibition in Bipolar Disorder. In: Summer Whistler Workshop 10-13 March 2019 Noosa, Australia.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T., McInerney, S., Scanlon, C., Kenney, J., McFarland, J., Anderson-Schmidt, H., Cannon, D.M., Hallahan, B. and McDonald, C., 2018. Association between executive functions at first episode of psychosis and the later development of prefrontal cortical thinning and negative symptoms. In: 31st European Neuropsychopharmacology Congress 6-9 October 2018 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Grogan, C., Akudjedu, T. et al., 2017. Working Memory Performance and Structural Connectivity in the Human Brain. In: 10th Neuroscience Ireland Conference 28-29 August 2017 NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland..
  • Costello, L., Akudjedu, T. et al., 2017. Verbal Intelligence Relates to Global Density in Brain Structural Connectivity. In: 10th Neuroscience Ireland Conference 28-29 August 2017 NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland.
  • Akudjedu, T. et al., 2017. A comparative study of segmentation techniques for the quantification of brain subcortical volume. In: 10th Neuroscience Ireland Conference 28-29 August 2017 NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland.
  • Martyn, F., McPhilemy, G., Nabulsi, L., Akudjedu, T., Natj, P., Ambati, S., McLoughlin, J., Hallahan, B., McDonald, C. and Cannon, D.M., 2017. Alcohol use is associated with reduced anterior cingulate cortex thickness in bipolar disorder and healthy participants. In: Anatomical Society Summer Meeting - Anatomists on the Edge Conference 27 June 2017 NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Akudjedu, T., Metha, M. and Walsh, E., 2016. Investigating the neurocognitive regulation of anxiety states using suggestions and fMRI. In: 11th Young European Scientist Meeting 15-18 September 2016 Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, Porto, Portugal.

Theses

  • Akudjedu, T., 2019. Progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities in psychosis. PhD Thesis. National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Psychiatry.
  • Akudjedu, T., 2015. Investigating the neurocognitive regulation of anxiety states using suggestions and fMRI. Master's Thesis. King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
  • Akudjedu, T., 2012. Awareness of medico-legal issues among radiographers within the Accra Metropolis. Undergraduate Dissertation. University of Ghana, School of Allied and Biomedical Health Sciences.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Co-Unit Lead : MSc Dissertation Unit (MPH)

Invited Lectures

  • Expanding Opportunities for Imaging research in SW, Axis Conference Centre, Southampton, 07 Feb 2020 more
  • Overview of the IMIV, Lansdowne Campus, Bournemouth University, 03 Dec 2019 more

Grants

  • Multimodality imaging in Alzheimer's Disease (Medical Science Pump Priming (Bournemouth University Strategic Investment Area), 31 Mar 2020). In Progress

External Responsibilities

  • Journal of Psychiatric Research, Reviewer (2020-)
  • Society of Radiographers (UK), Research Advisory Group Member (2020-), https://www.sor.org/career-progression/researchers/research-group
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Reviewer (2019-)
  • Heliyon - Clinical Research, Reviewer (2019-)
  • Radiography, Reviewer (2019-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: 2020 Secret Sessions Panelist
  • STEAMLab Bournemouth University

Conference Presentations

  • 10th Neuroscience Ireland, A comparative study of segmentation techniques for the quantification of brain subcortical volume., 28 Aug 2017, NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland.
  • 11th Young European Scientist Meeting, Investigating the neurocognitive regulation of anxiety states using suggestions and fMRI., 15 Sep 2016, Faculty of Medicine of Porto University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Medicine (National University of Ireland Galway, 2019)
  • MSc in Neuroimaging (King's College London, 2015)
  • BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography (University of Ghana, 2012)
  • Advanced Certificate in Information Technology (BlueCrest University College, 2008)

Honours

  • Early Career/Travel Award (Schizophrenia International Research Society, 2020)
  • The National University of Ireland Galway President’s Award presented in recognition of student volunteering and civic engagement. (NUI Galway, 2019)
  • Travel Award Grant (Guarantors of Brain, 2019)
  • PhD Funding (College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, NUI Galway (Republic of Ireland, 2015)
  • Postgraduate (MSc) Funding (Commonwealth Scholarship Commission/King's College London, 2014)

Memberships

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