Meet the P.I.

Dr Ana Namburete is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Dept. Engineering Science) and an Associate Research Fellow (St. Hilda’s College) at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on machine/deep learning with applications to human brain imaging. She holds a BASc in Engineering Science (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) from Simon Fraser University, and a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford with support from a Commonwealth Scholarship, supervised by Professor Alison Noble. Following a postdoctoral fellowship funded by a Grand Challenge Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she established the Neuroimage Analysis Group.
Ana serves on the Management Committee of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Imaging, run jointly between the University of Oxford and University of Nottingham. She has served as a Program Chair of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) conference (2020 and 2021). She is on the Organising Committee of the 2021 Workshop on Advances for Simplifying Medical Ultrasound (ASMUS) at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) conference. Ana is passionate about diversity and inclusion in academic research, and is a representative of Oxford in the trans-European NeurotechEU alliance for promoting excellence in brain research. She has received a number of awards, including best paper prizes and a Springboard Award from the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020.

Dr Ana Namburete Principal Investigator

Current Students

Lorenzo Venturini

Hugo Yeung

Nicola Dinsdale

Felipe Moser

Nora Vogt

Madeleine Wyburd

Linde Hesse

Tom Waddell

Marianne van der Vaart

Andrei-Claudiu Roibu


We are interested in recruiting highly motivated doctoral candidates with a background in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science. If you have an interest in Brain Development, Image Analysis, or Machine Learning, and would like to work on Global Health challenges, e-mail Dr. Namburete with your CV and a short summary of your proposed project.

For general information about the Oxford University application process and entrance requirements, please visit

Post-Doctoral Researchers

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Dr. Namburete to discuss opportunities.