Centre for Medical Imaging


Professor Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor is an academic clinical radiologist specialising in gastrointestinal and oncological Imaging. His medical training was at St Bartholomew’s hospital, London and radiological training at University College Hospital, London. He also underwent specialised training in gastrointestinal imaging at St Marks Hospital, Harrow, where he undertook an MD in CT colonography. After a short time as a consultant at St Marks hospital in 2005 Stuart moved to University College Hospital as a clinical academic and was appointed Professor of Medical Imaging in 2011. Stuart is currently a NIHR senior investigator.

Research summary

Stuart holds over £5M grant income as chief investigator and have published over 220 peer reviewed publications. His academic expertise aligns around gastrointestinal and oncological radiology. He has particular experience in CT colonography, colorectal cancer detection and staging and all aspects of small bowel imaging, particularly in the context of Crohn’s disease. He also has a strong interest in obesity imaging. Stuart's research program encompasses the translation research pipeline from first in man studies through the large scale prospective multicentre trials of imaging technology, where he has particularly expertise. He collaborates widely across institutions an disciplines such as academic clinicians and surgeons, medical physics, computationalists, academic statisticians and health economists. Stuart has successfully supervised a number of MD and PhD students.

Summary of current research projects:

PositionProject TitleFunderDuration (months)Start YearGrant award
CIThe effect of therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of obesity on organ and total body fat measured using MRIUCLH BRC482018
Clinical PIEvaluation of Crohn’s disease activity with MRI-adding value though quantitative assessment of intestinal motilityNIHR i41362017
Imaging Clinical LeadEvaluation of fat and liver fat using MRI in a multicentre trial  of endoscopic duodenal ablation as a treatment for type 2 diabetes


Co-CIMRI enterography as a predictor of disabling disease in newly diagnosed Crohn's diseaseNIHR HTA602016
Co-ApplicantReclassifying constipation using MRI and high resolution manometryMRC482016
Co-CISmall bowel motility quantified by cine MRI as a predictor of response to biological therapyNIHR EME122016
Co-ApplicantImpact of multiparametric MRI on staging and management decisions in women withovarian cancer Short title: MR in Ovarian Cancer (MROC study)NIHR HTA602015
Co-ApplicantCapaCiTY Study 1-Chronic Constipation Treatment Pathway


CIMulti-centre comparison of MRI and ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of crohn’s diseaseNIHA HTA602013
CIComprehensive staging of newly diagnosed lung and colorectal cancer: Prospective multicentre comparison of whole body Magnetic Resonance ImagingNIHA HTA722012

For more information on CMI PI's full list of current and completed research grants, please follow links below:

Current Research ProjectsCompleted Research Grants