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 enjoy my teaching and science outreach activities, for example, my Trustee  role for Headway West London, a charity for survivors of brain injury.

Open to applications from prospective MSc/PhD students, and consulting (via Imperial Consultants:



Li LM, Dilley MD, Carson A, et al., 2021, Management of traumatic brain injury (TBI): a clinical neuroscience-led pathway for the NHS., Clinical Medicine (london, England), Vol:21, ISSN:1470-2118, Pages:e198-e205

Mallas E-J, De Simoni S, Scott G, et al., 2021, Abnormal dorsal attention network activation in memory impairment after traumatic brain injury, Brain: a Journal of Neurology, Vol:144, ISSN:0006-8950, Pages:114-127

Deb S, Crawford M, Sharp D, et al., 2020, Risperidone versus placebo for aggression following traumatic brain injury: a feasibility randomised controlled trial, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055

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

Gorgoraptis N, Li LM, Whittington A, et al., 2019, In vivo detection of cerebral tau pathology in long-term survivors of traumatic brain injury, Science Translational Medicine, Vol:11, ISSN:1946-6234, Pages:1-14

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