Professor Andrew Peet


Current position

Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology



Short biography

Andrew Peet is an NIHR Research Professor in paediatric neuro-oncology at the University of Birmingham and the Research Director of the NIHR 3T MRI Research Centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He is a practicing paediatric oncologist. Professor Peet’s research focusses on the development and evaluation of novel MRI techniques for diagnosis, management and understanding childhood cancer and neurological diseases. The imaging research is underpinned by a laboratory programme which focusses on tumour metabolism. He has more than 100 publications in the field.

Research & clinical interests

Advanced MRI and tumour metabolism


CCLG Executive
CCLG Research Advisory Group (chair)
NCRI CCLG Brain Subgroup
NCRI CCLG New Agents Subgroup
SIOPE Brain Imaging Group (co-chair)
ISMRM Pediatric Study Group (chair)
ISMRM British Chapter Committee

Selected publications

Niloufar Zarinabad,  Laurence J  Abernethy, Shivaram  Avula, Nigel P Davies, Daniel Rodriguez Gutierrez, Tim Jaspan, Lesley MacPherson, Dipayan Mitra, Heather E.L. Rose,  Martin Wilson, Paul S Morgan, Simon Bailey, Barry Pizer, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Richard G. Grundy, Dorothee P Auer, Andrew Peet, Application of pattern recognition techniques for classification of paediatric brain tumours by in vivo 3T 1H MRS – A multi centre study, Magn Reson Med. 2017 Aug 8. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26837. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28786132

Karen Manias, Simrandip K. Gill, Niloufar Zarinabad, Paul Davies, Martin English, Daniel Ford, Lesley MacPherson, Ina Nicklaus-Wollenteit, Adam Oates, Guirish Solanki, Jenny Adamski, Martin Wilson, Andrew C. Peet. Evaluation of the added value of 1-H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the diagnosis of pediatric brain lesions in clinical practice, Neuro-Oncology Practice, in press Feb 2017. 18 (suppl_3): iii167 doi:

Martin Wilson, Simrandip K Gill, Lesley MacPherson, Martin English, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Andrew C Peet,  Non-invasive detection of glutamate predicts survival in pediatric medulloblastoma, Clin Cancer Res, 2014 Sep 1;20(17):4532-9. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-2320.

SK Gill, M Wilson, NP Davies, L MacPherson, M. English, TN Arvanitis, AC Peet. Diagnosing relapse in children’s brain tumors using metabolite profiles, Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan;16(1):156-64. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/not143. Epub 2013 Dec 4. PMID: 24305716

AC Peet, TN Arvantis, MO Leach and AD Waldman, Functional Imaging in Adult and Paediatric Brain Tumours, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2012; 9: 706-711. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2012.187 PMID: 23149894



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