James Cole

Prof. James Cole

I am Professor of Neuroimage Computing at UCL, based jointly between the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), where I have worked since 2019. I am principal investigator of the MANIFOLD lab, where we focus on applying machine learning and AI to neuroimaging data to understand ageing and neurodegenerative diseases.

Prior to joining UCL I was based at the Department of Neuroimaging, King’s College London from 2017, where I held a UKRI Innovation Fellowship. I also spent 4 years working in the Computational, Cognitive & Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL) at Imperial College London, particularly focusing on HIV and traumatic brain injury research and worked at the UCL Institute of Neurology, as part of the Huntington’s Disease research group, from 2011-2013.

My PhD was completed at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, King’s College London, where I focused on genetic influences on brain structure (measured using neuroimaging) in people with major depressive disorder.