Trainees and PhD Students

PhD Students


Andreia Freitas, MSc

PhD student at QMUL and Research MRI physicist

Andreia Freitas has a BSc and MSc (5-year jointed program) in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics by the University of Lisbon, Portugal. During her undergraduate studies, Andreia developed a keen interest in MR physics as an imaging modality to aid in clinical care. After a 3-month Summer internship in 2011 at the Biomedical Engineering Department (King’s College London) at St. Thomas’ Hospital, Andreia returned to the department in 2013 to work on her MSc research thesis, under the supervision of Prof Tobias Schaeffter. The project consisted on developing a multi-tissue optimization model to improve cardiac-MR images in arrhythmic patients. Andreia is currently a final year PhD student at the William Harvey Research Institute (Queen Mary University of London) and part of the MRI physics team at Barts. Her PhD project consists on investigating non-Cartesian acquisition and reconstruction methodologies to improve real-time MRI in the assessment of velopharyngeal closure during speech. In addition, Andreia is frequently involved in community-focused science communication projects such as her current role as London Ambassador for the Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK (PARSUK). Her other interests include books, creating digital content for science communication and cooking.