Researcher Profile

Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon


BMI Core Member

Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, Physics & Astronomy, Psychiatry


Associated Websites:

Ravi Menon

Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x24148
RRI 1250H / WIRB 6174

Research Areas

Clinical neuroscience

Development and aging

Imaging methods

Perception and action

Systems neuroscience


Dr. Ravi Menon is a former Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Professor of Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging and Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario, where he is also a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. He has served on numerous advisory boards, including 7 years on the Canada Gairdner Foundation and  7 years (the last 4 as Chair) on the Institute Advisory Board of the Institute for Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction of the CIHR. He has served twice on the Board of Scientific Counsellors of the NIMH. He is one of two faculty representing Western on the Canadian Brain Research Strategy.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.He was twice an awardee of Canada's Top 40 under 40 program and one of 20 recipients of the Young Explorers Medal from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).  He has held grants from a broad spectrum of agencies; CIHR, NSERC, NIH, McDonnell-Pew, Human Frontiers, ORDCF, CFI, OIT, ORF and an Ontario-NCE. He was in the first round of recipients of a Premiers Research Excellence Award, a Canada Research Chair and an Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award. He received a CIHR Foundation Award in 2016. He serves as co-Scientific Director of BrainsCAN, a $66M grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and Principal Investigator of a $3M grant Platform Support Grant from Brain Canada.