• The University of Western Australia (M010), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Heidi Espedal is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, where she is the National Imaging Facility (NIF) fellow overseeing the new human PET-CT scanner being installed in the Western Australian NIF node.


Heidi has a biomedical background with a BSc in Biochemistry (University of Stavanger, Norway), MSc in Medical Cell Biology and a PhD in Neuro-Oncology (both University of Bergen, Norway, 2015). From 2015 and until joining NIF, Heidi was the platform leader of the preclinical PET-CT facilities at the Molecular Imaging Center (MIC), University of Bergen. Heidi established the preclinical MRI and PET imaging platform for gynecological cancer as part of her postdoctoral research project. Heidi has an ongoing research collaboration for gynecological cancer with the Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre (MMIV) at Haukeland University Hospital and University of Bergen, Norway.


Heidi’s research interest include dynamic PET imaging and quantitative image analyses.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Neuro-Oncology, PhD, Glycolysis in malignant brain tumors. Therapeutic implications for glioblastoma and melanoma brain metastasis , University of Bergen

Award Date: 23 Apr 2015

Medical Cell Biology, Master of Science, University of Bergen

Award Date: 18 Jun 2010

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science, University of Stavanger

Award Date: 13 Jun 2008

Research expertise keywords

  • Medical imaging
  • PET/CT
  • Preclinical MRI


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