Chris Rodgers

Sir Henry Dale Fellow funded by the Royal Society & Wellcome Trust
John Radcliffe Hospital
United Kingdom
and Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Supernumerary Fellow
Merton College
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 222 733
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 851 184

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Biographical Information

2012- Sir Henry Dale Fellow and PI of the Cardiac Spectroscopy Group at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR).

Developing methods for 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging, and developing methods for use in the heart at 7T.

2012- Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Supernumerary Fellow at Merton College, Oxford.
2008-2012 Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford.
2008-2012 Postdoctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR).

Developing phased-array detection for 31P magnetic resonance imaging of the heart at 3T.

2007-2008 Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford.
2007-2008 Postdoctoral research assistant in the Oxford Department of Chemistry.
2003-2007 DPhil in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry at St John’s College, Oxford.

Study of magnetic field effects in chemical systems under Prof Peter Hore and Dr Christiane Timmel.

Investigating the origins of the magnetic “compass” sense in European robins and other animals. Collaborative project using radio frequency fields to test the radical pair mechanism (RPM) hypothesis.

1999–2003 Chemistry (MChem) degree at St John’s College, Oxford.
1992–1999 King Edward’s School, Birmingham.


I have taught undergraduate chemistry students since the start of my DPhil. You can read more about my teaching experience here.


I am a committed Christian. I belong to St Ebbe’s Church, which is evangelical, popular with students and belongs to the Church of England.

I enjoy photography. I own a Canon EOS 350D digital SLR. I hope to publish some of my photographs here in due course.

I enjoy cooking and trying new types of food.

I enjoy French language and cinema. I studied French for two years at the University Language Centre.

My favourite sports are water sports: sailing, wind surfing and swimming.

My preferred music is jazz – from the swing era to modern day, although I am not a fan of the more radical modern jazz. Some of my favourite tracks are sung by: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stacey Kent, Claire Martin and Nat King Cole. I play the piano and the guitar a little.

I have always loved fiddling with computers and electronic devices. A few small pieces of software are available for download here. Many friends have benefitted from what my colleages in the lab call “Rodgers International IT Support”.

I have designed or administered several websites. Usually these are database-driven. For example: