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Professor Paul Lawrence Furlong

Professor Paul L Furlong
MPhil., PhD., FRSB

Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging

Director Aston Brain Centre
School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University 
Birmingham 
B4 7ET UK 

Email: p.l.furlong@aston.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4058  

Research Group

Basic and Applied Neurosciences

Research Centre

Aston Brain Centre

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Ph.D., Clinical Neurophysiology, Aston University, Birmingham, 1998. 
MPhil.,
 Clinical Neurophysiology, Aston University, Birmingham, 1990.
  • 2006-date Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging
  • 2003-06 Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Neurosciences Research Institute.
  • 2005-date Convenor, Neuroimaging Research Group.
  • 2000-date Director, Wellcome Trust Laboratory for MEG Studies.
  • 2000-date Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Unit.
  • 2000-03 Lecturer in Psychology, Neurosciences Research Institute.
  • 1990-00 Executive Officer, School of Life and Health Sciences.
  • Director, Aston Brain Centre

  • Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging
  • Ethics Committee Member, School of Life and Health Sciences

Honorary President of the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists. Elected 2016

Elected to the Council of the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists June 2000.
British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology.

Current and Recent Funding 

MRC Building multi-site clinical research capacity in MEG. Furlong, Holliday, Kessler (2013- present)
£1,022,533

Dr Hadwen Trust  (2011 – 2016) Translational humane research programme using MEG for non-invasive studies of human brain. Prof P.L.Furlong, Dr C Witton £432,000

Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research (2010 – 2015).‘Functional imaging programme grant for humane research’ Prof P.L.Furlong, Prof S. Seri, Dr J.B. Talcott, Dr NJ Thai. £250,000

SIF Funding Aston Brain Centre £4.8 million infrastructure initiative PI Professor P.L.Furlong

Wellcome Trust Equipment Grant Ref: 088314/Z/09/Z  (2009-2012)‘Development of a paediatric MEG system’ Prof P.L.Furlong, Dr I.E. Holliday, Prof S Seri, Dr J.B.Talcott, Dr C Witton. For the development of one of the world’s first whole brain systems optimised for measurements with children. £1,000,000

RCUK Fellowship in Translational Research Methods (2006-2011). Dr I Stanford and Prof P.L.Furlong £125,000

Dr Hadwen Trust  (2006 – 2011) Translational humane research programme using MEG for non-invasive studies of human brain. Dr P.L.Furlong, Dr G.R. Barnes, Dr C Witton £326,000

Medical Research Council G0600965(2007-2009) Studies of human psycho-physiological responses to visceral pain Prof Q Aziz, Prof S Lightman, Prof P.L.Furlong £400,096

Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (2007-2010) – PhD Studentship Prof P.L. Furlong £25,000

Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research. (2005-2010) ‘Establishment of a new functional imaging facility for humane research’ Dr P.L.Furlong and Dr K.D.Singh. £400,000

Completed Grants of note

Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research. Reference . ‘Auditory Processing ’.Amount of grant: �60,000 for a two year period from April 2003 Dr Caroline Witton and Dr P.L.Furlong

Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research. Reference 162. ‘Central nervous system processing of human gut sensation in health and disease’ Dr P.L.Furlong, Dr Q Aziz, Mr A Hobson.Amount of grant: �79,568 for a two year period from September 2002.

Birmingham Childrens Hospital Research Foundation Award. ‘Localisation of language function in children using functional brain imaging’ Amount of grant: �27,409 one year from January 2003

Wellcome Trust and HEFCE Joint Equipment Initiative; 055377/Z/98/Z/ST/RC’CTF Inc 151-channel whole head MEG system with RAID server and two PC’s Amount of grant: �1, 520,547 five years from January 1st 1999

Publications