O.J. Gurney-Champion PhD

Other Academic Staff, Research Associate
Main activities
MRI Physics
Focus of research

Development of quantitative MRI techniques, such as DCE, DWI and IVIM, for imaging of tumour microenviroment.

Key publications
  • Gurney-Champion Oliver J., Klaassen Remy, Froeling Martijn, Barbieri Sebastiano, Stoker Jaap, Engelbrecht Marc R. W., Wilmink Johanna W., Besselink Marc G., Bel Arjan, van Laarhoven Hanneke W. M., Nederveen Aart J. Comparison of six fit algorithms for the intravoxel incoherent motion model of diffusionweighted magnetic resonance imaging data of pancreatic cancer patients PLoS ONE 2018;13 (4) [PubMed]
  • Gurney-Champion Oliver J., Collins David J., Wetscherek Andreas, Rata Mihaela, Klaassen Remy, van Laarhoven Hanneke W. M., Harrington Kevin J., Oelfke Uwe, Orton Matthew R. Principal component analysis for fast and model-free denoising of multi b-value diffusion-weighted MR images Physics in medicine and biology 2019;64 (10) [PubMed]
  • Gurney-Champion Oliver J., Froeling Martijn, Klaassen Remy, Runge Jurgen H., Bel Arjan, van Laarhoven Hanneke W. M., Stoker Jaap, Nederveen Aart J. Minimizing the Acquisition Time for Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Acquisitions in the Liver and Pancreas Investigative radiology 2016;51 (4):211-220 [PubMed]
  • Gurney-Champion Oliver J., Versteijne Eva, van der Horst Astrid, Lens Eelco, Rütten Heidi, Heerkens Hanne D., Paardekooper Gabriel M. R. M., Berbee Maaike, Rasch Coen R. N., Stoker Jaap, Engelbrecht Marc R. W., van Herk Marcel, Nederveen Aart J., Klaassen Remy, van Laarhoven Hanneke W. M., van Tienhoven Geertjan, Bel Arjan Addition of MRI for CT-based pancreatic tumor delineation: a feasibility study Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) 2017;56 (7):923-930 [PubMed]
  • Gurney-Champion Oliver J., Bruins Slot Thijs, Lens Eelco, van der Horst Astrid, Klaassen Remy, van Laarhoven Hanneke W. M., van Tienhoven Geertjan, van Hooft Jeanin E., Nederveen Aart J., Bel Arjan Quantitative assessment of biliary stent artifacts on MR images: Potential implications for target delineation in radiotherapy Medical physics 2016;43 (10):5603 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

Assistant Professor (Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, 2020–present)

Postdoc (ICR, London, 2017–2020)

PhD (AMC, Amsterdam, 2012–2017)

Student assistant (UvA, Amsterdam, 2011–2012)

Five different teaching-related jobs (2007–2011)



PhD (AMC, Amsterdam, 2012–2017): “MRI of pancreatic cancer for radiotherapy”

MSc degree in Physics of Life and Health (VU, Amsterdam, 2010–2012) cum laude

MSc degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics (UvA, Amsterdam, 2009–2011)

BSc degree in Physics and Astronomy (VU, Amsterdam, 2006–2009) cum laude



ISMRM ((7x, 2013–2019); 2 oral pressentations, 6 poster pressentations, 1 chaired session

MR in radiotherapy (2x, 2018-2019); 2 oral pressentations

ESTRO (2x, 2014, 2017); 1 oral pressentation, 2 poster pressentations, 1 chaired session, reviewer


Invited talks

ESTRO Physics Workshop (Malaga, 2018)

ISMRM member-initiated symposium on Bayesian Inference in MRI (Montreal, 2019)


Administrative duties

Co-organiser of member-initiated ISMRM symposium: IVIM MRI as a non-contrast perfusion imaging modality: What to expect (Montreal, 2019)

Member of the organizing committee of the ISMRM British Chapter Postgraduate meeting (London, 2018)

Chair of the organizing committee of the ISMRM Benelux Chapter (Ghent, 2015)



MRM 2020 Highlights pick of month February

Plos One 2018 Most Impactful paper award

Best Pitch award at ESTRO Research course in Radiotherapy Physics (2019)

Second place winner at MR in RT study group of the ISMRM (2019)

Summa cum laude abstract at ISMRM (2019)



ICR BRC-TPT pump-priming funds "Developing quality assurance for diffusion-weighted imaging on the MR-Linac” (2018)



Co-supervisor for 1 PhD candidate

Closely involved in supervising 2 PhD candidates

(Co-)supervised 4 master students