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Ian Anderson

Mr Ian Anderson is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. His clinical practice focuses on neurovascular and skull base neurosurgery. He has previously published on a variety of neurosurgical topics. Current clinical research projects include those focussed on: subarachnoid haemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, and meningioma. Mr Anderson is a local PI for several multi-centre trials as well as supervising several research projects in Leeds.


Paul Brennan


Paul is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. He combines an active neurosurgical practice with clinical and laboratory research. His clinical work focuses on operative management of people with brain tumours. His research is focused on improving the clinical care of patients. He uses data science to understand relevant clinical problems, the solutions to which he develops through a combination of discovery science and clinical trials. He is part of the CRUK Adult Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based on Edinburgh. He has an active involvement in clinical research and is co-applicant on a number of multi-centre studies. 

Paul’s research focus includes:

- Speeding up the diagnosis of brain tumours using symptom-based referral pathways and novel blood tests. 

- Developing novel strategies for delivering chemotherapy focally in management of brain tumours. In collaboration with Dr Unciti-Broceta he is developing a palladium activated prodrug where the palladium catalyst will be implanted in the brain at surgery, better targeting drug activation. 

- Understanding the cellular and molecular biology of the malignant transformation of low grade glioma. 

- Since 2014 Paul  has been working with Professor Sir Graham Teasdale, co-developer of the Glasgow Coma Scale, on a number of projects to enhance the use of the GCS, which is already the most widely used tool for assessment of consciousness in the world. Along with Professor Gordon Murray, Paul and Sir Graham published two papers in 2018 that introduced 1) a new scale to complement the GCS, the GCS Pupils Score, providing a rapid assessment of patient prognosis, and 2) the GCS prognostic charts for enhancing prognostication on the clinic. Data science underpins both projects.


Diederik Bulters


Diederik Bulters is a vascular neurosurgeon with a research interest in traumatic and haemorrhagic brain injury. the central theme to his research are the mechanisms of poor outcome following haemorrhagic stroke and particularly the deleterious effects of haemoglobin and how these may be ameliorated. Working in close conjunction with collaborators at the university and industry he is trying to steer several new therapeutics from bench to bedside. He also holds grants from the TBS, EPSRC and EU investigating non-invasive measures of ICP, diversity of autoregulation in the human brain (both normally and after stroke or SAH), and spectral and hyper-spectral techniques to distinguish tumnours intraoperatively. He is also involved with a group who are focussing on the use of specimens resected at surgery to characterise the properties of human cortex with focus on electrophysiology. He is also principal investigator for a large number of neurosurgical multicentre trials


Andreas Dementriades

Andreas Dementriades is a consultant neurosurgeon and honorary senior lecturer in Edinburgh. His areas of interest include spinal disorders (outcome measures for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy; C2 fractures; Oncology (primary/metastatic/intradural); all aspects of degenerative/trauma/oncology/infection, trigeminal neuralgia , Neuro-oncology: outcome measures of awake vs IOM techniques, Neurotrauma and training.

Adel Helmy


Adel Helmy is a University Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He has an interest in neuroinflammation in traumatic brain injury, as a potential target for therapeutic interventions. He also has an interest in clinical research in meningioma, skull base and vascular neurosurgery.


Professor Peter Hutchinson


Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is also Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge

He has a general neurosurgical practice with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He has co-authored over 200 publications (including Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £6m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach”.

He has a track record in leadership including his current role as Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials and member of the Research board of the College, and Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

He is also a Vice-President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.


Martin Tisdall


Martin Tisdall is a paediatric neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, UCL. He completed an MD in multimodal monitoring of traumatic brain injury. His research interests are paediatric epilepsy surgery, image guided surgery, advanced imaging techniques and traumatic brain injury.


Christos Tolias


Christos Tolias is a consultant neurosurgeon at King's College Hospital, London. He is the second supervisor (1 PhD student ) Prof Goadsby. Imaging of SDs in TBI and Migraine. He is the first supervisor for one 1 PhD student: Title of project: “Investigation of cellular metabolic responses to Normobaric hyperoxia in an in-vitro model of traumatic brain injury”. Supervisor: Christos Tolias & JM Gallo Thesis Awarded 2011. He is also the second supervisor to 2 PhD students (Prof Ken. Smith UCLA) - Thesis Awarded)2010/11 and to 1 PhD student (Dr Mike Modo KCL). He is the co-PI for the        COSBID trial and is actively enrolling patients and co-supervising a Research Fellow.

Grants to date:  PhD Studentship (£68,000) from KCL/JRC (competitive process), an equipment grant from “Headfirst”, Head injury charity (£87,000) to cover the costs of the above project, Small Grant Funding (King’s Charitable Trust). (£37,000) Development of Acquired Brain Injury Service, a private grant towards the Head Injury FU Clinic (neuropsychology support) (£50,000) , Irwin Mitchell, Solicitors and co-applicant in Wellcome HICF grant (£1,6 million) “Real-time detection of the onset of secondary brain injury in the intensive care unit.” 2011-2013 Collaboration with Imperial.

He supervises SSM for 7 Students (5th year)

Review of purigenic receptors role in Neurodegeneration acute and chronic

In vitro models of traumatic brain injury

Normobaric Hyperoxia therapy for TBI and Stroke. A review

Online Neuroreferral system

A Prospective Review of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and Traumatic Brain Injury Patients; Considering the Feasibility of the Needs and Provision Complexity Scale as an Assessment Tool and the Quality of Life Implicated

A Review of Poor Grade Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Patients: Has Endovascular Coiling Achieved a Significant Outcome?

An evaluation of the utility of the Rehabilitation Complexity Scale as a means of profiling rehabilitation needs of neurosurgical inpatients


Kevin Tsang


Kevin Tsang graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and undertook specialty training in Plymouth and Bristol. His is currently a consultant at Imperial College with subspecialty interests in craniofacial and spinal trauma and hydrocephalus, which are also his research interests. He is active in education, helping with many trauma-related courses and conferences both at deanery and the Royal College of Surgeons levels and has been a keynote speaker at a handful of international symposia.





Last Updated: 2 December 2021