- Quantitative magenetic resonance imaging of the developing human brain
- Understanding risk and resilience for brain development after preterm birth
- Methods for early detection of children at risk of cognitive impaiment
- Strategies for improving life course outcome after preterm birth
Professor Boardman’s goal is to develop and evaluate neuroprotective strategies for fetuses and neonates at risk of brain injury and poor neurodevelopmental outcome. He researches the role of neonatal quantitative MR imaging to investigate causal pathways to brain injury, the factors that confer risk or resilience to injury after perinatal adversity, and the relationship between quantitative MR features and long-term functional outcome. He is scientific director of the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh / MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.