Prof Stephen Rose

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Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform Leader


Research Profile:
Professor Rose is a Senior Principal Research Fellow within the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO – Health & Biosecurity and Leader of the Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform. He holds the title of honorary Principal Research Fellow within the UQ Centre for Clinical Research located at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. During his career he has contributed to the development and translation of innovative MRI and PET imaging technologies enabling more effective delivery of diagnostic and treatment planning services, improved patient outcomes and streamlining patient workflows. Professor Rose is currently developing novel MRI and PET molecular imaging platforms in a number of clinical imaging research programs in oncology, neurodegenerative and brain development disorders.

Track record:
Prof Rose has made a significant contribution to obtaining competitive funding for 10 NHMRC project grants ($6.5M), grants from the ARC and various Research foundations ($6.5M), State Government Innovation Fund ($5M) and the international pharmaceutical industry ($10.5M). Prof Rose was recently successful in obtaining $3.5M from the Queensland State Government Smart Future Fund to help fund state-of-the-art clinical imaging technology into HIRF, namely the first clinical hybrid PET/MRI scanner installed in Australia. Prof Rose is currently supervising 9 PhD students and 6 research scientists in the fields of advanced clinical imaging, novel image analytics and theranostic technology development. He has 7 patents in imaging technology highlighting the translation of his research. He has published more than 163 manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals. In terms of general citation indices, his work has been cited 5344 times and his h-index is 35. Prof Rose has published 90 manuscripts in the last five years. Prof Rose is an invited member of the NHMRC Grants Review Panel (2010-2015).

Fields of Research

  • Image Processing (080106)
  • Health Informatics (080702)
  • Medical Physics (029903)
  • Radiology and Organ Imaging (110320)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Cancer Diagnosis (111202)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Mental Health (111714)

External Publications Lists

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Researcher ID C-8044-2009

Contact information


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