Imperial College London

Dr Peter J Lally

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow







Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





Pete Lally is a Magnetic Resonance (MR) physicist in Brain Sciences, and both a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow and Edmond and Lily Safra Fellow.

He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London, developing MR spectroscopy techniques for application in the neonatal brain in the initial weeks following perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic injury.

He is now developing MRI techniques for rapid, high-resolution brain imaging, with a particular focus on neurodegenerative disease.



Kariholu U, Montaldo P, Markati T, et al., 2020, Therapeutic hypothermia for mild neonatal encephalopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:105, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:225-228

Montaldo P, Ivain P, Lally P, et al., 2020, White matter injury after neonatal encephalopathy is associated with thalamic metabolite perturbations, Ebiomedicine, Vol:52, ISSN:2352-3964

Montaldo P, Lally P, Oliveira V, et al., 2019, Therapeutic hypothermia initiated within 6 hours of birth is associated with reduced brain injury on MR biomarkers in mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a non-randomised cohort study, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:104, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:F515-F520

Montaldo P, Swamy R, Bassett P, et al., 2019, Pitfalls in using neonatal brain NAA to predict infant development - Authors' reply., The Lancet Neurology, Vol:18, ISSN:1474-4422, Pages:423-424

Thayyil S, Liow N, Montaldo P, et al., 2019, Pre-emptive morphine during therapeutic hypothermia after neonatal encephalopathy: a secondary analysis, Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, Vol:10, ISSN:2153-7658, Pages:45-52

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