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Professor Geoff Dougherty spent a six month sabbatical (July 2009 to January 2010) as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He worked on a project with Professor Jim Pope aimed at better understanding the structure of cartilage and the changes that occur in the early stages of osteoarthritis, using a special variant of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).

While in Brisbane, he established ongoing collaborations with several other research groups at QUT and its associated research institute, IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation), including a project with Associate Professor Clayton Adam on developing novel methods for automated measurement of three-dimensional spinal curvature in idiopathic scoliosis.

He visited several research groups in New Zealand, where he gave an invited keynote address to the Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) conference in Wellington (http://ivcnz2009.massey.ac.nz/keynote.asp). He also visited several Universities in Malaysia, where he gave a number of seminars and provided advice on developing research programs.

Prof Dougherty at an embassyProf Dougherty on a glacier

Prof Dougherty and Brian MaguireProf Dougherty with a group at UM

For more images visit Geoff Dougherty's Photo Gallery.

The Fulbright program is a flagship international exchange program sponsored by the United States Government whereby participants are chosen based on their academic merit and the leadership potential of the study. This year there were six Senior Scholarships awarded to U.S. citizens for exchange to Australia in all subjects.