Imperial College London

Dr Richard Fu

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow







Lab BlockCharing Cross Campus








Richard completed a full-time Master of Research (MRes) in Experimental Neuroscience with the Department of Medicine (2012-2013), graduating with Distinction. He undertook research projects with the Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL), Academic Neuro-otology Unit and the Imperial College Neuromodulation Group (ICNG). 

For his research into the effect of pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) on freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease (supervised by Prof. Dipankar Nandi at the ICNG), he was awarded the 2017 Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

Originally from Singapore, Richard obtained his undergraduate medical degree (MB ChB) from the University of Bristol in 2009. He aspires toward a meaningful career in neurosurgery, and prior to his year of research, had completed a Junior Clinical Fellowship at the Atkinson Morley Neurosurgery Unit, St. George's Hospital (2011-2012).

He undertook his MRes with the important goal of obtaining a solid grounding in research principles and methodology in the field of neuroscience, upon which he aims to base his future clinical research.

He was admitted a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 2012 and commenced neurosurgical training at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust upon completion of his MRes.

In March 2016 he was awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery at the University of Manchester, and is currently on the Health Education North West neurosurgery training rotation.

He is fascinated by the neurosciences, and is grateful to be able to help individuals afflicted with neurological injury or disease through his role as a doctor and surgeon.



Fu RZ, Anwar DR, Laban JT, et al., 2017, Pre-emptive intrathecal vancomycin therapy reduces external ventricular drain infection: a single centre retrospective case-control study, British Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol:31, ISSN:0268-8697, Pages:16-20

Seemungal BM, Yousif N, Abou-El-Ela-Bourquin B, et al., 2016, Dopamine activation preserves visual motion perception despite noise interference of human V5/MT, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:36, ISSN:1529-2401, Pages:9303-9312

Braga RM, Fu RZ, Seemungal BM, et al., 2016, Eye movements during auditory attention predict individual differences in dorsal attention network activity, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol:10, ISSN:1662-5161

Zebian B, Hogg FRA, Fu RZ, et al., 2015, Yawning as a presenting symptom of Chiari malformation Type I: report of 2 cases, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

Wong PY, Fu R, Marsh H, 2014, Handover practice in neurosurgery, The Online Journal of Clinical Audits, Vol:6, ISSN:2042-4779

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