Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Dr Diego Kaski was awarded the European Academy of Neurology Young Scientist award in 2015, Hallpike prize, and the Barany Society Young scientist award in 2014. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications, and 6 book chapters in English and Spanish languages.

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PROgressive Supranuclear Palsy CorTico-Basal Syndrome Multiple System Atrophy Longitudinal Study UK (PROSPECT-M-UK) at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.

Functional (psychogenic) gait disorders – a Baysian model of motor risk assessment at the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.

Am I the right way up? I am a co-applicant on the Prospective study of visuo-spatial perception and balance in posterior cortical Atrophy with Dementia Research Centre, IoN, UCL.

Brain stimulation to improve walking after stroke, collaborative project with Professor Newham, Dr Teo, and Dr Pavlou (King’s College London).

research highlights

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1: Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Functional eye movement disorders. Handb Clin Neurol. 2017;139:343-351. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801772-2.00030-8. PubMed PMID: 27719854.

2: Kaski D, Pradhan V, Bronstein AM. Clinical features of functional (psychogenic) eye movement disorders. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 28. pii: jnnp-2016-313608. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-313608. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27683918.

3: Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Functional (psychogenic) saccadic oscillations and oculogyric crises - Authors' reply. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Jul;15(8):791-2. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(16)00121-6. PubMed PMID: 27302356.

4: Mead S, Burnell M, Lowe J, Thompson A, Lukic A, Porter MC, Carswell C, Kaski D, Kenny J, Mok TH, Bjurstrom N, Franko E, Gorham M, Druyeh R, Wadsworth JD, Jaunmuktane Z, Brandner S, Hyare H, Rudge P, Walker AS, Collinge J. Clinical Trial Simulations Based on Genetic Stratification and the Natural History of a Functional Outcome Measure in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Apr;73(4):447-55. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4885. PubMed PMID: 26902324.

5: Kaski D, Quadir S, Nigmatullina Y, Malhotra PA, Bronstein AM, Seemungal BM. Temporoparietal encoding of space and time during vestibular-guided orientation. Brain. 2016 Feb;139(Pt 2):392-403. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv370. PubMed PMID: 26719385; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4805090.

6: Kaski D, Bronstein AM, Edwards MJ, Stone J. Cranial functional (psychogenic) movement disorders. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Dec;14(12):1196-205. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(15)00226-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 26581970.

7: Batuecas-Caletrío A, Yañez-Gonzalez R, Sanchez-Blanco C, Pérez PB, González-Sanchez E, Sanchez LA, Kaski D. Glucocorticoids improve acute dizziness symptoms following acute unilateral vestibulopathy. J Neurol. 2015 Nov;262(11):2578-82. doi: 10.1007/s00415-015-7918-x. PubMed PMID: 26459091.

8: Seemungal B, Kaski D, Lopez-Escamez JA. Early Diagnosis and Management of Acute Vertigo from Vestibular Migraine and Ménière's Disease. Neurol Clin. 2015 Aug;33(3):619-28, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2015.04.008. Review. PubMed PMID: 26231275.

9: Patel M, Roberts RE, Riyaz MU, Ahmed M, Buckwell D, Bunday K, Ahmad H, Kaski D, Arshad Q, Bronstein AM. Locomotor adaptation is modulated by observing the actions of others. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep;114(3):1538-44. doi: 10.1152/jn.00446.2015. PubMed PMID: 26156386; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4561633.

10: Bronstein AM, Kaski D, Cutfield N, Buckwell D, Banga R, Ray J, Chavda S,mIrving R. Head-Jolting Nystagmus: Occlusion of the Horizontal Semicircular Canal Induced by Vigorous Head Shaking. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug;141(8):757-60. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0711. PubMed PMID: 25996844.

11: Shakespeare TJ, Kaski D, Yong KX, Paterson RW, Slattery CF, Ryan NS, Schott JM, Crutch SJ. Abnormalities of fixation, saccade and pursuit in posterior cortical atrophy. Brain. 2015 Jul;138(Pt 7):1976-91. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv103. PubMed PMID: 25895507; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4572483.

12: Saifee TA, Pareés I, Kassavetis P, Kaski D, Bronstein AM, Rothwell JC, Sadnicka A, Lunn MP, Manji H, Teo JT, Bhatia KP, Reilly MM, Edwards MJ. Tremor in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: No evidence of cerebellar dysfunction. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep;126(9):1817-24. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.12.023. PubMed PMID: 25641441.

13: Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Patients with Vestibular Loss, Tullio Phenomenon, and Pressure-induced Nystagmus: Vestibular Atelectasis? Otol Neurotol. 2016 Jan;37(1):115-6. PubMed PMID: 25502452.

14: Yong KX, Shakespeare TJ, Cash D, Henley SM, Nicholas JM, Ridgway GR, Golden HL, Warrington EK, Carton AM, Kaski D, Schott JM, Warren JD, Crutch SJ. Prominent effects and neural correlates of visual crowding in a neurodegenerative disease population. Brain. 2014 Dec;137(Pt 12):3284-99. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu293. Erratum in: Brain. 2015 Apr;138(Pt 4):e345. PubMed PMID: 25351740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4240300.

15: Cousins S, Cutfield NJ, Kaski D, Palla A, Seemungal BM, Golding JF, Staab JP, Bronstein AM. Visual dependency and dizziness after vestibular neuritis. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 18;9(9):e105426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105426. PubMed PMID: 25233234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4169430.

16: Saifee TA, Kaski D, Buckwell D, Bronstein AM. Tremor of the eyes in Parkinson's disease: merely a measure of the head movement. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Dec;20(12):1447-8. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2014.07.009. PubMed PMID: 25096530.

17: Tahtis V, Kaski D, Seemungal BM. The effect of single session bi-cephalic transcranial direct current stimulation on gait performance in sub-acute stroke: A pilot study. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014;32(4):527-32. doi: 10.3233/RNN-140393. PubMed PMID: 24906374.

18: Kaski D, Dominguez RO, Allum JH, Islam AF, Bronstein AM. Combining physical training with transcranial direct current stimulation to improve gait in Parkinson's disease: a pilot randomized controlled study. Clin Rehabil. 2014 Nov;28(11):1115-24. doi: 10.1177/0269215514534277. PubMed PMID: 24849794.

19: Patel M, Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Attention modulates adaptive motor learning in the 'broken escalator' paradigm. Exp Brain Res. 2014 Jul;232(7):2349-57. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3931-z. PubMed PMID: 24715102.

20: Kaski D, Allum JH, Bronstein AM, Dominguez RO. Applying anodal tDCS during tango dancing in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Neurosci Lett. 2014 May 7;568:39-43. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.03.043. PubMed PMID: 24686184.

21: Kaski D, Ginsberg L. Progressive bilateral ptosis in a patient with midbrain metastasis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Pract Neurol. 2014 Oct;14(5):349-50. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2013-000787. PubMed PMID:24594646.

22: Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Epley and beyond: an update on treating positional vertigo. Pract Neurol. 2014 Aug;14(4):210-21. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2013-000690. PubMed PMID: 24570475.

23: Kaski D, Dominguez RO, Allum JH, Bronstein AM. Improving gait and balance in patients with leukoaraiosis using transcranial direct current stimulation and physical training: an exploratory study. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Nov-Dec;27(9):864-71. doi: 10.1177/1545968313496328. PubMed PMID: 23897903.

24: Cousins S, Kaski D, Cutfield N, Seemungal B, Golding JF, Gresty M, Glasauer S, Bronstein AM. Vestibular perception following acute unilateral vestibular lesions. PLoS One. 2013 May 9;8(5):e61862. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061862 PubMed PMID: 23671577; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3650015.

25: Kaski D, Saifee TA, Buckwell D, Bronstein AM. Reply to letter—Eye oscillations in Parkinson's disease relate to the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Mov Disord. 2013 Jun;28(6):845-6. doi: 10.1002/mds.25465. PubMed PMID: 23653416.

26: Kaski D, Stafford N, Mehta A, Jenkins IH, Malhotra P. Melanotan and the posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2013 May 7;158(9):707-8. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-9-201305070-00020. PubMed PMID:23648958.

27: Tang KS, Kaski D, Allum JH, Bronstein AM. The effect of gait approach velocity on the broken escalator phenomenon. Exp Brain Res. 2013 May;226(3):335-46. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3438-z. PubMed PMID: 23468158.

28: Kaski D, Saifee TA, Buckwell D, Bronstein AM. Ocular tremor in Parkinson's disease is due to head oscillation. Mov Disord. 2013 Apr;28(4):534-7. doi: 10.1002/mds.25342. PubMed PMID: 23389811.

29: Kaski D, Davies N, Seemungal BM. Varicella-zoster virus meningo-rhombencephalitis presenting as Ramsey Hunt. Neurology. 2012 Dec 4;79(23):2291-2. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827689c2. PubMed PMID: 23212190.

30: Kaski D, Bronstein AM. Making a diagnosis in patients who present with vertigo. BMJ. 2012 Sep 3;345:e5809. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5809. PubMed PMID: 22945954.

31: Kaski D, Bentley P, Lane R, Bronstein A. Up-down asymmetry of saccadic contrapulsion in lateral medullary syndrome. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Sep;32(3):224-6. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3182606bcd. PubMed PMID: 22790667.

32: Kaski D, Domínguez RO, Bronstein AM. Motion diplopia in an isolated unilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia: a new neurological symptom? Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 May;115(5):636-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2012.06.026. PubMed PMID: 22790327.

33: Kaski D, Quadir S, Patel M, Yousif N, Bronstein AM. Enhanced locomotor adaptation aftereffect in the "broken escalator" phenomenon using anodal tDCS. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May;107(9):2493-505. doi: 10.1152/jn.00223.2011. PubMed PMID: 22323638; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3362242.

34: Rajakulendran S, Kaski D, Hanna MG. Neuronal P/Q-type calcium channeldysfunction in inherited disorders of the CNS. Nat Rev Neurol. 2012 Jan 17;8(2):86-96. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2011.228. Review. PubMed PMID: 22249839.

35: Kakar P, Kamdar A, Prabhudev H, Buddha S, Kaski D, Bentley P. Diagnostic confusion resolved by being upbeat. JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 May 31;1(2). pii: cvd.2012.012006. doi: 10.1258/cvd.2012.012006. PubMed PMID: 24175063; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3738323.

36: Kaski D, Davies R, Luxon L, Bronstein AM, Rudge P. The Tullio phenomenon: a neurologically neglected presentation. J Neurol. 2012 Jan;259(1):4-21. doi: 10.1007/s00415-011-6130-x. PubMed PMID: 21743992.

37: Kaski DN, Pennington C, Beck J, Poulter M, Uphill J, Bishop MT, Linehan JM, O'Malley C, Wadsworth JD, Joiner S, Knight RS, Ironside JW, Brandner S, Collinge J, Mead S. Inherited prion disease with 4-octapeptide repeat insertion: disease requires the interaction of multiple genetic risk factors. Brain. 2011 Jun;134(Pt 6):1829-38. doi: 10.1093/brain/awr079. PubMed PMID: 21616973.

38: Arshad Q, Kaski D, Buckwell D, Faldon ME, Gresty MA, Seemungal BM, Bronstein AM. A new device to quantify ocular counterroll using retinal afterimages. Audiol Neurootol. 2012;17(1):20-4. doi: 10.1159/000324859. PubMed PMID: 21540586.

39: Kaski D, Seemungal BM. The bedside assessment of vertigo. Clin Med (Lond). 2010 Aug;10(4):402-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 20849021.

40: Crutch SJ, Lehmann M, Gorgoraptis N, Kaski D, Ryan N, Husain M, Warrington E. Abnormal visual phenomena in posterior cortical atrophy. Neurocase. 2011;17(2):160-77. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2010.504729. PubMed PMID: 20818540.

41: Kaski D, Mead S, Hyare H, Cooper S, Jampana R, Overell J, Knight R, Collinge J, Rudge P. Variant CJD in an individual heterozygous for PRNP codon 129. Lancet. 2009 Dec 19;374(9707):2128. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61568-3. PubMed PMID:20109837.

42: Chubb H, Kaski D. Clinical scenario: an unusual case of heart failure. Timely Top Med Cardiovasc Dis. 2007 Mar 21;11:E9. PubMed PMID: 17473900.

43: Kaski D. Clinical scenario: a rare presentation of amnesia. Timely Top Med Cardiovasc Dis. 2007 Mar 12;11:E8. PubMed PMID: 17380218.

44: Bunday KL, Reynolds RF, Kaski D, Rao M, Salman S, Bronstein AM. The effect of trial number on the emergence of the 'broken escalator' locomotor aftereffect. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Sep;174(2):270-8. PubMed PMID: 16639502.

45: Kaski D. Revision: is visual perception a requisite for visual imagery? Perception. 2002;31(6):717-31. Review. PubMed PMID: 12092798.



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Dr Kaski has set up and runs a yearly ‘acute dizziness and balance workshop’ aimed at acute physicians, neurologists, stroke physicians, and GPs in London.

He helped to set up and actively ran a successful and popular "acute vertigo" teaching programme for ED SpRs and junior doctors, and general medical speciality doctors across Imperial College London, University College Hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital, Southend University Hospital, and The Royal London Hospital with a focus on the differential diagnosis and management of patients presenting with acute vertigo.

Together with Professor Bronstein, he is the author of the acute vertigo and central vestibular disorders modules of the 'E-BRAIN learning', sponsored by the EFNS and ABN.

Ongoing teaching commitments

  • Keynote speaker at the UCL Ear Institute Masterclass in vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Keynote speaker on the NHNN Dizziness course at UCL
  • Postgraduate Imperial College “Acute Medicine” course.
  • Postgraduate MSc diploma students at UCL on the neurology of eye movements.
  • UCL Ear Institute at audiovestibular medicine MSc courses on the role of the cerebellum in balance and vestibular perception.
  • Undergraduate neurology and neurosciences to 4th and final year medical students.
  • PASTEST (MRCP part I) tutor for Neurology session.
  • PASTEST (MRCP PACES) tutor and PACES tutor for the Whittington and Ealing Hospital courses.