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Thomas Nichols

  • PhD
  • Principal Research Fellow
  • University of Warwick Department of Statistics
  • 226PublicationsNumber of items in Thomas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 205Followers

Research interests

Multiple TestingEEGPETfMRINeuroimaging


Thomas Nichols is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of Neuroimaging Statistics at the Institute for Digital Healthcare, holding a joint position between Warwick Manufacturing Group & the Department of Statistics. Before joining the University of Warwick he was the Director of Modelling & Genetics at the GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre at Hammersmith Hospital in London, where he worked on statistical methods for fMRI in the context of clinical trials, and integrating genetic data into brain image analyses. Before coming to the UK he was an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, and in 2001 received his Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University where he also trained in cognitive neuroscience. He has been active in the field of functional neuroimaging since 1992, when he worked at the University of Pittsburgh's PET Center as a programmer and statistician. Dr. Nichols' research focuses on modelling and inference of neuroimaging data, including PET, fMRI & M/EEG.

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Recent publications

  • Novel genetic loci associated with hippocampal volume.

    • Hibar D
    • Adams H
    • Jahanshad N
    • et al.
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  • Heterochronicity of white matter development and aging explains regional patient control differences in schizophrenia.

    • Kochunov P
    • Ganjgahi H
    • Winkler A
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Professional experience

Principal Research Fellow

Department of Statistics, University of Warwick

August 2009 - Present

Director, Modelling & Genetics

GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre

August 2006 - July 2009(3 years)

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics

August 2000 - July 2009(9 years)



Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Statistics

September 1996 - May 2001(5 years)


Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Statistics

September 1988 - June 1992(4 years)