Dr Daisy Mollison

Dr Daisy Mollison

Dr Daisy Mollison

Rowling Scholar (former)

Daisy is a former Rowling Scholar (2015-2019). She is a neuroradiologist with a particular interest in neuroinflammatory conditions.

Daisy's research examines the associations between measures of white matter disease on MRI brain scans and the cognitive impairment experienced by some people with multiple sclerosis. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis examining the links between brain imaging of white matter and cognitive changes in multiple sclerosis.

In her thesis, Daisy examined the different methods by which we can measure changes on routine brain scans, including both software-based methods and visual ratings of more complex features, combining this with additional information available from the advanced imaging technique DTI (diffusion tensor imaging). She  also interested in whether redundancy in the brain and neural adaptation can compensate for the effects of disease up to a certain level, as well as the many non-disease related factors which can affect people’s performance on cognitive tests.

Daisy trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and returned to Edinburgh in 2008 to undertake specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology.

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