Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Professor of Perinatal Neuroscience



+44 (0)20 3313 8515s.thayyil




529Hammersmith HouseHammersmith Campus





Sudhin Thayyil is a Professor of Perinatal Neuroscience and head of the Weston group (Academic Neonatology). He is the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience at Imperial College London, and holds an NIHR Advanced Research Fellowship.

He was previously a senior clinical lecturer (NIHR Clinician Scientist) and consultant neonatologist at University College London, and was the lead for magnetic resonance biomarker group (2011 to 2013).


1998: MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New-Delhi
1999: Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London
1999: Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
2010: Certificate of Completion of Training – Paediatrics, PMETB, UK
2010: Certificate of Sub-specialty (Grid) Training – Neonatal Medicine, PMETB, UK
2010: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (2007 to 2010), University College London
2011: Fellowship of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Cartwright JH, Aziz Q, Harmer SC, et al., 2020, Genetic variants in TRPM7 associated with unexplained stillbirth modify ion channel function, Human Molecular Genetics, Vol:29, ISSN:0964-6906, Pages:1797-1807

Oliveira V, von Rosenberg W, Montaldo P, et al., 2019, Early postnatal heart rate variability in healthy newborn infants, Frontiers in Physiology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-042X, Pages:1-12

Montaldo P, Kaforou M, Pollara G, et al., 2019, Whole blood gene expression reveals specific transcriptome changes in neonatal encephalopathy, Neonatology, Vol:115, ISSN:1661-7800, Pages:68-76

Lally PJ, Montaldo P, Oliveira V, et al., 2019, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment of brain injury after moderate hypothermia in neonatal encephalopathy: a prospective multi-centre study, Lancet Neurology, Vol:18, ISSN:1474-4422, Pages:35-45

Taylor AM, Sebire NJ, Ashworth MT, et al., 2014, Postmortem cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses and children a masked comparison study with conventional autopsy, Circulation, Vol:129, ISSN:0009-7322, Pages:1937-1944

Thayyil S, Sebire NJ, Chitty LS, et al., 2013, Post-mortem MRI versus conventional autopsy in fetuses and children: a prospective validation study, The Lancet, Vol:382, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:223-233

Thayyil S, Chandrasekaran M, Taylor A, et al., 2010, Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in Neonatal Encephalopathy: A Meta-analysis, Pediatrics, Vol:125, ISSN:0031-4005, Pages:E382-E395

Thayyil S, Cleary JO, Sebire NJ, et al., 2009, Post-mortem examination of human fetuses: a comparison of whole-body high-field MRI at 9.4 T with conventional MRI and invasive autopsy, The Lancet, Vol:374, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:467-475

Thayyil S, Robertson NJ, Scales A, et al., 2008, Parental consent for research and sudden infant death (vol 372, vol 715, 2008), The Lancet, Vol:372, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1222-1222

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