Dr Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins

Director of the Bangor Imaging Centre

Paul is the Director of the Bangor Imaging Centre.

Paul is the Director of the Bangor Imaging Centre, Dr Mullins liaises with researchers from the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences on study design, data acquisition and processing and resources available to help with their research questions, his aim is to build a world-class centre for neuroimaging research in North Wales. Over the years Paul has worked on a number of Neuromarketing projects including for a range of large MNEs.

Actively involved in research using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure neurochemistry in central nervous system function, Dr Mullins’ research primarily focuses on measuring functional dynamics of the neurotransmitters Glutamate and GABA in response to external and internal stimuli. In addition to developing functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fMRS), he has research programs applying neuroimaging and MRS in chronic pain, ageing and dementia, and recently mindfulness. Working with colleagues in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences Dr Mullins is also interested in the physiological affects of hypoxia on the brain. Most recently work has focused on the simultaneous acquisition of MRS with other measures of neural activity such as EEG and BOLD to better elucidate the neurochemical correlates of neuronal activity.

Paul is the programme director for the MSc in Neuromarketing, one of the most well established programmes dealing with modern neuroimaging in the UK. It is exceptional in its focus on both the practical and biomedical aspects of Neuroimaging. Students learn through both taught modules and practical application.

Paul is also the module organiser and lecturer for three masters level modules including: Introduction to Neuroimaging, Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis and Advanced Neuroimaging analysis.  These modules illustrate the use of imaging in the context of both basic research on typical brain fuctioning, and translational and clinical studies of disease processes affecting the human brain. Through the two lab based modules the programme also puts a strong emphasis on practical skills.