Imperial College London

Dr Lucia M. Li

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Clinical Lecturer (Neurology)





Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Neurology. My subspecialty interest is Traumatic Brain Injury, and my academic work is strongly influenced by my clinical practice in this area. My research uses multimodal methods to assess outcomes and treatments for the consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI). My most recent projects have used novel combined brain stimulation-brain imaging techniques to investigate the potential for brain stimulation as a treatment for cognitive deficits after TBI.

My current work is in 3 strands:

(1) Investigating and treating autonomic & emotional function after TBI, using multimodal techniques (advanced MRI, pupillometry, non-invasive stimulation),

(2) Characterising post-TBI inflammation and its consequences, and

(3) Using wearable technology and remote monitoring, combined with machine learning techniques, to understand 'real world' recovery after TBI.

I am also working to highlight the inadequacy of current clinical care pathways for TBI patients, and to try to improve that. I enjoy teaching and outreach activities, and currently act as a Trustee for Headway West London, a charity supporting survivors of brain injury.

Open to applications from prospective summer/graduate students and consulting requests (via Imperial Consultants:



Li L, Vichayanrat E, Del Giovane M, et al., 2022, Autonomic dysfunction after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury: symptom spectrum and clinical testing outcomes, Bmj Open Neurology, Vol:4, ISSN:2632-6140

Ekhtiari H, Ghobadi-Azbari P, Thielscher A, et al., 2022, A checklist for assessing the methodological quality of concurrent tES-fMRI studies (ContES checklist): a consensus study and statement, Nature Protocols, Vol:17, ISSN:1754-2189, Pages:596-+

Kurtin DL, Violante IR, Zimmerman K, et al., 2021, Investigating the interaction between white matter and brain state on tDCS-induced changes in brain network activity, Brain Stimulation, Vol:14, ISSN:1876-4754, Pages:1261-1270

Li LM, Bourke NJ, Lai HHL, et al., 2021, Conferences in the time of COVID: notes on organizing and delivering the first Brain Conference, Brain Communications, Vol:3, ISSN:2632-1297


Parkinson M, Doherty R, Curtis C, et al., Exploring interactions between traumatic brain injury, Association of British Neurologists

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