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Imperial College London has international reputation for research in perinatal neurology and brain imaging, spanning over several decades. We were the first in the world to have a dedicated in-unit neonatal 3 Telsa MRI scanner.

We lead one of the largest clinical research programs in neonatal encephalopathy in the world. Neonatal encephalopathy, or brain injury related to 'birth asphyxia' is a devastating condition due to a presumed lack of oxygen and blood flow to the fetal brain, possibly around the time of birth. Pioneering research undertaken in the unit, along with many other researchers and collaborators in the UK and worldwide led to the establishment of brain cooling as the first effective therapy for neonatal encephalopathy. However, despite cooling therapy, almost half of the babies born with neonatal encephalopathy will have adverse outcomes.

Our current work is focussed on developing effective disease stratification tools for developing personalised neuroprotection in neonatal encephalopathy and evaluating these using quantitative MR spectroscopy biomarkers in a multi-country setting.


Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience Newsletters

CPN Newsletter Volume 1 (March 2018)


Research team

Mythilli Babu

Mythilli Babu

Mythilli Babu
Research Nurse (HELIX)

Dr Gaurav Atreja

Gaurav Atreja

Dr Gaurav Atreja
Consultant Neonatologist

Dr Ujwal Kariholu

Dr Ujwal Kariholu

Dr Ujwal Kariholu
Neonatal Consultant

Dr Natasha Liow

Dr Natasha Liow

Dr Natasha Liow
Research Associate

Dr Dora Markati

Dora

Dr Dora Markati
Research Associate

Josephine Mendoza

Josephine Mendoza

Josephine Mendoza
Neonatal Neurology Research Nurse

Vania Oliveira

Vania Oliveira

Vania Oliveira
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

Indiramma Prabhu

Indiramma Prabhu

Indiramma Prabhu
Research Nurse (HELIX)

Dr Russell Pryce

Dr Russell Pryce

Dr Russell Pryce
Research Associate

Monica Sebastian

 Monica Sebastian

Monica Sebastian
Research Nurse (HELIX)

Dr Vijayakumar Shivamurthappa,

Shivamurthappa, Vijayakumar

Dr Vijayakumar Shivamurthappa,
Consultant Neonatologist

Dr Ravi Swamy

Ravi Swamy

Dr Ravi Swamy
Consultant Neonatologist