Professor David L. Buckley

Professor David L. Buckley


I am a physicist who has worked in the academic medical imaging field for 25 years. I have a specific interest in quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a focus on tracer kinetic analysis of data acquired using dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI.


  • Lead for PGR Studies, LICAMM

Research interests

Recent Research Projects:

  1. The impact of water exchange on measures of myocardial blood flow and extracellular volume by contrast-enhanced MRI, BHF Project Grant, 2021

  2. Personalised, adaptive and novel strategies for brain, liver and pelvic radiotherapy, Cancer Research UK Radiation Research Centre, 2020

  3. Water exchange in the vasculature of the brain (WEX-BRAIN), EPSRC Standard Proposal, 2019

  4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease, EU COST-Action, 2017

  5. National Centre for Translational Hyperpolarised Magnetic Resonance, MRC Clinical Research Capabilities & Technologies Strategic Award, 2015

  6. CHERNAC: Characterising early response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy using quantitative breast MRI, Breast Cancer Now Project Grant, 2015

  7. Pre-clinical imaging infrastructure award, British Heart Foundation Strategic Initiative Grant, 2014

  8. Optimisation and validation of single-kidney GFR measurement with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, Kidney Research UK project grant, 2013

  9. CADERA: Coronary Artery Disease Evaluation in Rheumatoid Arthritis NIHR EME award, 2013

  10. Quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance for the evaluation of sub-clinical fibrosis and micro-vascular dysfunction in diabetic cardiomyopathy. NIHR PhD Research Fellowship (Buckley - lead supervisor), 2012



  • BSc, mathematical physics
  • MSc, information technology (medical physics)
  • PhD, magnetic resonance imaging

Professional memberships


Student education

  1. Module leader & lecturer – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MEDP3512/MEDP5312M), elective/optional module and core module for the MSc in Medical Imaging.
  2. Lecturer – Core Skills in Medical Imaging (MEDP5336M), Introduction to Medical Physics (MEDP2002).

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • The Radiotherapy Research Group
  • Biomedical Imaging Science
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