Theophilus Akudjedu

Dr Theophilus Akudjedu

  • Senior Lecturer In Imaging And MRI Radiography
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG409c, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

Theo is the programme lead for the MSc Medical Imaging with Management Programme and a senior lecturer in medical imaging 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).

Dr Akudjedu is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (AdvanceHE).

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

Theo's interests are in radiography and healthcare research, neuroimaging/clinical neuroscience and general clinical imaging research. He is interested in multidisciplinary research and happy to discuss the possibility for collaboration and/or postgraduate supervision.

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 healthcare practitioners and researchers. 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., Totman, J.J., Franklin, J.M. et al., 2021. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical radiography practice: A systematic literature review and recommendations for future services planning. Radiography.
  • 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.
  • Akudjedu, T. et al., 2020. Progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities after first-episode of psychosis: A 3-year longitudinal sMRI study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 130 (November), 137-151.
  • 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. BJR Open, 2 (1), 20200023.
  • 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., 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

  • Antwi, W.K., Akudjedu, T.N. and Botwe, B.O., 2021. Artificial intelligence in medical imaging practice in Africa: a qualitative content analysis study of radiographers’ perspectives. Insights into Imaging, 12 (1).
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N., Ahmed, M., Holleran, L., Hallahan, B., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C., 2021. Correction to: Progressive subcortical volume loss in treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients after commencing clozapine treatment. Neuropsychopharmacology, 46 (10), 1857-1858.
  • Botwe, B.O. et al., 2021. The integration of artificial intelligence in medical imaging practice: Perspectives of African radiographers. Radiography, 27 (3), 861-866.
  • Shanahan, M.C. and Akudjedu, T.N., 2021. Australian radiographers' and radiation therapists' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 68 (2), 111-120.
  • Elshami, W., Akudjedu, T.N., Abuzaid, M., David, L.R., Tekin, H.O., Cavli, B. and Issa, B., 2021. The radiology workforce's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East, North Africa and India. Radiography, 27 (2), 360-368.
  • Akudjedu, T.N., Botwe, B.O., Wuni, A.R. and Mishio, N.A., 2021. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical radiography practice in low resource settings: The Ghanaian radiographers’ perspective. Radiography, 27 (2), 443-452.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2021. White matter microstructure and structural networks in treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients after commencing clozapine treatment: A longitudinal diffusion imaging study. Psychiatry Research, 298.
  • Dima, D., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2021. Subcortical volumes across the lifespan: Data from 18,605 healthy individuals aged 3–90 years. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Botwe, B.O., Antwi, W.K., Arkoh, S. and Akudjedu, T.N., 2021. Radiographers’ perspectives on the emerging integration of artificial intelligence into diagnostic imaging: The Ghana study. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences.
  • Frangou, S., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2021. Cortical thickness across the lifespan: Data from 17,075 healthy individuals aged 3–90 years. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Akudjedu, T.N., Totman, J.J., Franklin, J.M. et al., 2021. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical radiography practice: A systematic literature review and recommendations for future services planning. Radiography.
  • Wuni, A.R., Botwe, B.O. and Akudjedu, T.N., 2021. Impact of artificial intelligence on clinical radiography practice: Futuristic prospects in a low resource setting. Radiography.
  • Nunes, A., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2020. Using structural MRI to identify bipolar disorders – 13 site machine learning study in 3020 individuals from the ENIGMA Bipolar Disorders Working Group. Molecular Psychiatry, 25 (9), 2130-2143.
  • 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.-Z., ENIGMA Laterality Working Group and Francks, C., 2020. Reproducibility in the absence of selective reporting: An illustration from large-scale brain asymmetry research. Hum Brain Mapp.
  • Akudjedu, T. et al., 2020. Progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities after first-episode of psychosis: A 3-year longitudinal sMRI study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 130 (November), 137-151.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N., Ahmed, M., Hallahan, B., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C., 2020. S170. PROGRESSIVE SUBCORTICAL VOLUME LOSS IN TREATMENT-RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENTS AFTER COMMENCING CLOZAPINE TREATMENT. Schizophrenia bulletin, 46 (Suppl 1), S101-S102.
  • Akudjedu, T. et al., 2020. T155. PROGRESSION OF NEUROANATOMICAL ABNORMALITIES AFTER FIRST-EPISODE OF PSYCHOSIS: A 3-YEAR LONGITUDINAL STRUCTURAL MRI STUDY. Schizophrenia bulletin, 46 (Suppl 1), S289-S290.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N., Ahmed, M., Hallahan, B., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C., 2020. PROGRESSIVE SUBCORTICAL VOLUME LOSS IN TREATMENT-RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENTS AFTER COMMENCING CLOZAPINE TREATMENT. SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN, 46, S101-S102.
  • 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. BJR Open, 2 (1), 20200023.
  • Wierenga, L.M., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2020. Greater male than female variability in regional brain structure across the lifespan. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Haukvik, U.K., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2020. In vivo hippocampal subfield volumes in bipolar disorder—A mega-analysis from The Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis Bipolar Disorder Working Group. Human Brain Mapping.
  • 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.

Conferences

  • Martyn, F.M., McPhilemy, G., Nabulsi, L., Akudjedu, T.N., Tronchin, G., McLoughlin, J., Hallahan, B., McDonald, C. and Cannon, D.M., 2021. Alcohol Use Impacts Cortical Reward Network Structure in Bipolar Disorder. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 89 (9), S365-S366.
  • Tronchin, G., Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2021. White Matter Microstructure and Structural Networks in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia Patients After Commencing Clozapine Treatment: A Longitudinal Diffusion Imaging Study. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 89 (9), S293-S294.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Akudjedu, T.N. et al., 2019. Progression of Subcortical Changes After First-Episode of Psychosis: A 3-Year Longitudinal Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 85 (10), S357.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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)
  • Co-Unit Lead: Research Methods for Health & Social Care

Invited Lectures

  • Role of the Radiographer in Human Neuroimaging, NUI Galway (Ireland) - virtual, 13 Apr 2021 more
  • Innovation Management in Medical Imaging Industry, Bournemouth University, 05 Mar 2021 more
  • Radiographic Applications in fMRI Research, University of Sulfork (virtual), 08 Sep 2020 more
  • 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

  • Enhancing dementia care education for clinical radiography practice (NIHR-ARC Wessex, 01 Jun 2021). Awarded
  • Early Career Travel Award Grant (Schizophrenia International Research Society, 01 May 2020). Completed
  • Multimodality imaging in Alzheimer's Disease (Medical Science Pump Priming (Bournemouth University Strategic Investment Area), 31 Mar 2020). In Progress
  • Travel Award Grant (Guarantors of Brain, 01 May 2019). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Society of Radiographers (UK), Research Advisory Group Member (2020-), https://www.sor.org/career-progression/researchers/research-group
  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Grant Reviewer (2020-)
  • United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI), Grant Reviewer (2019-)
  • University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Diagnostic Radiographer (2019-), https://www.uhd.nhs.uk/
  • Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex, Faculty Member
  • Council for Allied Health Professions Research, South Central Hub Facilitator

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, MSc Medical Imaging with Management

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Psychological Medicine, Anonymous peer review, 30 Jul 2021
  • Journal of Psychiatric Research, 24 May 2020
  • Insights into Imaging, 04 May 2020
  • Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 04 May 2020
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 01 Jan 2020
  • Radiography, 01 Jan 2019
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 01 Jan 2019
  • Heliyon - Clinical Research, 01 Jan 2019

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

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

Conference Presentations

  • United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress Online 2021, Doctorate den: Research methodologies and methods – notes to help you navigate the path, 07 Jun 2021, Online
  • 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

  • PGCE in Programme Leadership (Bournemouth University, 2021)
  • 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 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)

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