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Dr Edwin Abdurakman

Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

School of Health Sciences, Division of Midwifery and Radiography

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M125, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Edwin joined City in March 2018 as a lecturer in diagnostic radiography shortly after he completed his PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Nottingham Trent University. His novel research work focused on developing and testing microbubble-based contrast agents to measure pressure variations in the human stomach with MRI. He presented his research in various MRI conferences, nationally and internationally.

Edwin was trained as a radiographer and qualified in 2006 from the National University of Malaysia. He then worked as a diagnostic radiographer in Malaysia for number of years before becoming a lecturer at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College and later on the University of Selangor, Malaysia. After awarded with a masters degree in 2013, he took a further step in his academic accomplishment by pursuing a PhD the following year which then brought him to the UK.

Edwin is currently involved in teaching across a range of radiography programmes within the City University. He teaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and remains active in research.

Qualifications

  1. PhD, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, Jan 2014 – May 2018
  2. MSc, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  3. BSc (Hons), National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Postgraduate training

  1. Pg Cert in Academic Practice, City, University London, London, United Kingdom, Sep 2018 – Aug 2019

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, City, University of London, Mar 2018 – present
  2. Postgraduate Researcher, Nottingham Trent University, Jan 2014 – May 2018
  3. Lecturer in Medical Imaging, University of Selangor, Jun 2011 – Dec 2013
  4. Lecturer in Medical Imaging, Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College, Jul 2009 – May 2011
  5. Radiographer, Gleneagles Hospital, Sep 2006 – Jul 2009

Visiting appointments

  1. Visiting Scholar (Researcher), Nottingham Trent University, Jul 2018 – present

Fellowships

  1. Associate Fellow of the HEA, Higher Education Academy, May 2019 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, British Institute of Radiology, Sep 2019 – present
  2. Member, Society and College of Radiographers, Jun 2019 – present
  3. Health and Care Professions Council, Mar 2018 – present
  4. European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Jan 2016 – present

Languages

English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Malay (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Research

Past and Current Research

Edwin's research aims to use microbubbles as a pressure probe for MRI gastrointestinal application, which will be useful as a diagnostic tool in diagnosing patient with functional dyspepsia condition. He works collaboratively with the Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham. After completion of his PhD, Edwin has been appointed as a visiting researcher at NTU, on top of his role at City, continuing his work in the development of microbubble-based MRI contrast agents.

He also supervises MSc and BSc research projects in various topics on medical imaging.

Research Interests

Diagnostic Radiography
Medical applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI contrast agents
Applications of microbubble contrast agents in medical imaging

Education

Undergraduate Teaching

Module leader for RD2033 Advanced Principles of Imaging in Practice

Modules taught:
RC1031 Common Module 1
RD1035 Principles of Imaging in Practice 1
RD1036 Radiographic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 2
RD2032 Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 2
RD2033 Advanced Principles of Imaging in Practice
RC3031 Research Exercise
RD3033 Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging
RD3034 Image Interpretation
RD3036 Management & Advancement of Radiographic Practice

Postgraduate Teaching

Modules for MSc Medical Magnetic Resonance

Other Activities

Clinical activity

  1. Link Lecturer Homerton University Hospital

Events/conferences (4)

  1. Seminar on Physical Science, Engineering & Computing Sciences, Nottingham Trent University. (Seminar) Nottingham, UK (2018). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Microbubbles as pressure-sensitive MRI contrast agents
    Author: Abdurakman, E.
    Co-authors: Bencsik, M.; Hoad, C.; Cave, D.; McGowan, S.; Fairhurst, D.; Gowland, P.; Bowtell, R.
  2. Conference of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). (Conference) Barcelona, Spain (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: MRI sensitivity of alginate spheres with microbubbles to pressure changes in simulated grastric condition
    Author: Abdurakman, E.
    Co-authors: Bencsik, M.; Hoad, C.; Cave, G.; McGowan, S.; Fairhurst, D.; Gowland, P.; Bowtell, R.
  3. Conference of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). (Conference) Vienna, Austria (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Alginate spheres with microbubbles as MRI contrast agents for gastric pressure measurement
    Author: Abdurakman, E.
    Co-authors: Bencsik, M.; Cave, G.; Fairhurst, D.; Hoad, C.; Gowland, P.; Bowtell, R.
  4. The International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM). (Conference) Garching, Germany (2015). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Mapping pressure gradient variation using MRI and microbubbles
    Author: Abdurakman, E.
    Co-authors: Bencsik, M.; Fairhurst, D.; Cave, D.; Bowtell, R.