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 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 are TBI. I am currently working on characterising aggression and emotional lability after TBI, particularly with regards to its links with post-TBI autonomic dysfunction. I am also interested in using wearable technology and remote monitoring, combined with machine learning techniques, to understand the daily impact of emotional dysfunction after TBI.

I also enjoy my teaching and science outreach activities, and one of my other roles is as a Trustee for Headway West London, a charity for survivors of brain injury.



Li L, Violante I, Zimmerman K, et al., 2019, Traumatic axonal injury influences the cognitive effect of non-invasive brain stimulation, Brain, Vol:142, ISSN:1460-2156, Pages:3280-3293

Li L, Ribeiro Violante I, Leech R, et al., 2019, Brain state and polarity dependent modulation of brain networks by transcranial direct current stimulation, Human Brain Mapping, Vol:40, ISSN:1065-9471, Pages:904-915

Li L, Ribeiro Violante I, Leech R, et al., 2019, Cognitive enhancement with Salience Network electrical stimulation is influenced by network structural connectivity, Neuroimage, Vol:185, ISSN:1053-8119, 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 IGF-I levels are associated with improved white matter recovery after TBI., Annals of Neurology, Vol:82, ISSN:0364-5134, Pages:30-43

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