Imperial College London

Dr Lucia M. Li

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow





Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





I obtained my medical degree at the University of Cambridge and did my foundation training in the Eastern Deanery. During this time, I became very interested in the scientific and clinical aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and carried out research on surgical management of TBI with Peter Hutchinson.

When I was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology, I joined the C3NL (Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory) and Imperial TBI group (headed by David Sharp and Richard Wise). I was supported by the Wellcome Trust during my PhD, using multimodal techniques to investigate the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation in treating cognitive deficits after brain injury.

My current work is around developing brain stimulation for clinical use after TBI, as well as investigating causes of and treatments for post-TBI emotional distress.



Li LM, Violante IR, Leech R, et al., 2018, Brain state and polarity dependent modulation of brain networks by transcranial direct current stimulation., Hum Brain Mapp

Li LM, Violante IR, Leech R, et al., 2018, Cognitive enhancement with Salience Network electrical stimulation is influenced by network structural connectivity., Neuroimage, Vol:185, Pages:425-433

Deb S, Leeson V, Aimola L, et al., 2018, Aggression Following Traumatic brain injury: Effectiveness of Risperidone (AFTER): study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial, Trials, Vol:19, ISSN:1745-6215

Feeney C, Sharp DJ, Hellyer PJ, et al., 2017, Serum Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Levels are Associated with Improved White Matter Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury, Annals of Neurology, Vol:82, ISSN:0364-5134, Pages:30-43

Violante IR, Li LM, Carmichael DW, et al., 2017, Externally induced frontoparietal synchronization modulates network dynamics and enhances working memory performance., Elife, Vol:6

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