Professor Alan Connelly is Head of Imaging at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, and leads the Advanced MRI Development Group at the Florey. He is an MRI development physicist whose work has encompassed a range of MR methods, with current focus primarily on diffusion and perfusion MRI and their application to the investigation of both clinical and neuroscience problems.
His research group is internationally recognised as leaders in the field of diffusion MRI, and has developed novel methods to identify and characterise the complex white matter fibre connections in the brain. This group developed and freely distribute the MRtrix software package, which is widely used internationally for advanced processing of diffusion MRI data.
The MRI method innovations that Connelly has led have given rise to a series of seminal, highly cited research papers that have been influential in both technical and clinical centres internationally.