Professor Arvanitis's research interests span the areas of biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics. His neuroimaging work includes magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy for childhood brain tumour characterisation, where he has developed novel pattern recognition, computational models and quantification of in vivo and in vitro magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging.
This research has been done in collaboration with the Institute of Child Health, Birmingham Children's Hospital, where he also holds an honorary post. Recently he has been awarded a large EPSRC programme for investigating the relationship between structural and functional networks in the human thalamocortical system. Professor Arvanitis received his RT (BSc) degree (medical radiological technology) in 1990, from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, and his DPhil (biomedical engineering) in 1997 from the University of Sussex. His postdoctoral work at the University of Sussex included a lab director/research fellow post at the Trafford Centre for Medical Research and a full-time lectureship in the School of Cognitive and Computer Sciences.
In 1998, he joined the School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham as a full-time Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and subsequently Reader in Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems.