Dr Martin Wilson BSc, PhD

Dr Martin Wilson

School of Psychology
MR Physicist

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Wilson’s research focusses on the non-invasive detection of brain metabolism with Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. The goal of his work is to develop new techniques to explore the relationship between brain metabolism, function and health – with an emphasis on detecting early-stage disease processes.


Ph.D., University of Birmingham

BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Warwick


Dr Wilson studied undergraduate Physics at the University of Warwick, before joining a childhood brain tumour research group at the University of Birmingham. There he developed acquisition and analysis methods for NMR and MR spectroscopy to discover clinical biomarkers. More recently he joined the Centre for Human Brain health as an MR Physicist and is currently researching how MR spectroscopy can be used to detect subtle neurometabolic differences between healthy individuals and early-stage disease.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Wilson supervises PhD students interested in brain metabolism, neuroimaging with magnetic resonance and machine learning.


Dr Wilson is broadly interested in the connection between brain metabolism, function and health. He primarily works on the development of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) as a non-invasive tool for measuring metabolites in brain tissue. Improvements in analysis and acquisition methodology are expected to yield increased detail and precision in neurometabolic profiles – offering new insight into brain function. He is also interested in combining MRS with machine-learning to reveal novel disease biomarkers and metabolic pathways with therapeutic potential.


OCID ID : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2089-3956

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Researcher ID : https://publons.com/researcher/1348805/martin-wilson/

Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RK7UQ8gAAAAJ&hl=en