Dr Carmel Moran

University of Edinburgh


Dr Carmel M Moran graduated in Maths and Physics from Queen’s University Belfast, MSc in Medical Physics from Aberdeen University and completed her PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surry in 1991 under the supervision of Dr Jeff Bamber.  Since then she has worked at the University of Edinburgh and is currently the director of the preclinical ultrasound imaging facility.

Her principal interests are in characterising and utilising ultrasonic contrast agents at high frequencies, developing innovative imaging techniques for small animals and she is currently undertaking pilot research into the use of novel agents to break down the blood brain barrier.


ultrasound; contrast-agents; high-resolution; preclinical; blood-brain-barrier