Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Senior Lecturer



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Paul Strutton is a Senior Lecturer in Neurophysiology and runs the Nick Davey Laboratory within the MSk lab in the department of Surgery and Cancer. He received his BSc in Neuroscience and PhD in Physiology from King’s College London before taking up a post-doctoral position with Alison McGregor (Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics, Surgery & Cancer) and the late Dr Nick Davey (Neuroscience) at Imperial College London investigating the central nervous system control of muscles in patients with low back pain. In 2003 he became the Principal’s Lecturer in Anatomy and in 2009 a Senior Lecturer in Neurophysiology.

His research interests include investigation of the brain control of movement using transcranial magnetic stimulation under normal and pathological conditions such as low back pain, spinal cord injury and fatigue. He has also performed a number of studies investigating parameters of muscle function using both EMG and isokinetic technologies. He is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Physiological Society, the Anatomical Society of Great Britain & Ireland and was on the Executive committee of the Society for Back Pain Research.

He teaches anatomy and neuroscience for the undergraduate MBBS degree, Medical Biosciences BSc and various post-graduate courses. He supervises PhD, BSc, MSc and MRes project students.

He was the Director of Projects for the BSc in Surgery & Anaesthesia and the Course Lead for Anatomy of the Thorax (year 1 MBBS) and course co-lead for Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Spine (year 2 MBBS) and Neuroscience and Mental Health (year 2 MBBS).

He now leads Neurology and Neuroscience topic for the Bioregulatory Systems module in the MBBS course for phases 1a and 1b and leads the Integrative Body Systems module on the Medical Biosciences BSc.



Bogomolova K, Sam AH, Misky AT, et al., 2021, Development of a virtual three-dimensional assessment scenario for anatomical education., Anat Sci Educ

Mehesz E, Karoui H, Strutton PH, et al., 2021, Exposure to an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment can Modulate Perceptual Correlates of Endogenous Analgesia and Central Sensitization in Healthy Volunteers., J Pain

Hughes SW, Basra M, Chan C, et al., 2020, Capsaicin-induced changes in electrical pain perception threshold can be used to assess the magnitude of secondary hyperalgesia in humans., Pain Medicine, Vol:21, ISSN:1526-2375, Pages:2830-2838

Chiou S-Y, Strutton PH, 2020, Crossed Corticospinal Facilitation Between Arm and Trunk Muscles Correlates With Trunk Control After Spinal Cord Injury, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol:14, ISSN:1662-5161

Mullington CJ, Low DA, Strutton PH, et al., 2020, A mechanistic study of the tremor associated with epidural anaesthesia for intrapartum caesarean delivery, International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, Vol:43, ISSN:0959-289X, Pages:56-64

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