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Dr Kevin Aquino completed his PhD in 2012 at the school of physics at the University of Sydney and was a research associate working under Professor Peter Robinson. He then worked as a research fellow at Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, at the University of Nottingham. Kevin returned to Australia in 2017 as a research fellow at Monash University in the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. 

Kevin’s research focuses on using models built from first principles in physiology to understand healthy brain function. Combined with neuroimaging, this is a powerful approach as properties in these models can be quantified and thus used to probe and classify physiological quantities in healthy brain function and disease. One key example was to uncover the spatial nature of blood flow by building a theoretical model and testing this through highly resolved fMRI in humans.

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Sydney


  • Modelling
  • Neuroimaging
  • fMRI
  • MRI
  • Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Biology
  • MR Data Acquisition and Image Reconstruction Techniques

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Research Output 2006 2019

Addressing challenges of high spatial resolution UHF fMRI for group analysis of higher-order cognitive tasks: An inter-sensory task directing attention between visual and somatosensory domains

Aquino, K. M., Sokoliuk, R., Pakenham, D. O., Sanchez-Panchuelo, R. M., Hanslmayr, S., Mayhew, S. D., Mullinger, K. J. & Francis, S. T., 1 Mar 2019, In : Human Brain Mapping. 40, 4, p. 1298-1316 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Relationships between Neuronal Oscillatory Amplitude and Dynamic Functional Connectivity

Tewarie, P., Hunt, B. A. E., O'Neill, G. C., Byrne, A., Aquino, K., Bauer, M., Mullinger, K. J., Coombes, S. & Brookes, M. J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Cerebral Cortex. 29, 6, p. 2668-2681 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Transdiagnostic variations in impulsivity and compulsivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder and gambling disorder correlate with effective connectivity in cortical-striatal-thalamic-cortical circuits

Parkes, L., Tiego, J., Aquino, K., Braganza, L., Chamberlain, S. R., Fontenelle, L. F., Harrison, B. J., Lorenzetti, V., Paton, B., Razi, A., Fornito, A. & Yücel, M., 15 Nov 2019, In : NeuroImage. 202, 10 p., 116070.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biophysically based method to deconvolve spatiotemporal neurovascular signals from fMRI data

Pang, J. C., Aquino, K. M., Robinson, P. A., Lacy, T. C. & Schira, M. M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 308, p. 6-20 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effects of astrocytic dynamics on spatiotemporal hemodynamics: Modeling and enhanced data analysis

Pang, J. C., Robinson, P. A., Aquino, K. M. & Vasan, N., 15 Feb 2017, In : NeuroImage. 147, p. 994-1005 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review