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Erlick Pereira

Reader in Neurosurgery
Mr Pereira is Director of Functional Neurosurgery and heads the Neuromodulation Group

Mr Pereira leads the Neuromodulation Group at St George's.  Clinically he directs the functional neurosurgery service which he founded in 2016.  He is in charge of undergraduate and postgraduate neurosurgery teaching and training.

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons

Affiliated Professor, University of Porto

Baber Scholar, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Senior Scholar, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency lesioning for movement disorders and chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain are clinical treatments that enable electrical stimulation and direct electrical recording from deep within the human brain and spine.  In the Neuromodulation group we use these invasive therapeutic tools combined with non-invasive physiological techniques, psychological methods, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to further our fundamental understanding of how the brain and spine integrate sensation with movement, cognition and emotion towards innovative and improved neurosurgical treatments.  Conditions studied include Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, cervical myelopathy, spinal cord injury and chronic pain including cancer pain.  Particular collaborative themes are discovering biomarkers for adaptive (smart, closed-loop) DBS and SCS in movement disorders and pain (novel electroceuticals, brain-computer interfaces) and also evaluating wearable and remote technology for objective assessment of these disorders.



Life After Paralysis


Boston Scientific


Neurosciences Research Foundation

Group members:

Mr Alex Alamri, Clinical Research Fellow and doctoral student in Neurosurgery

Dr Fahd Baig, Clinical Research Fellow in Neurology

Dr Ayan Basu. Honorary Clinical Research Fellow and Artist in Residence

Ms Kathryn Dennies, Honorary Clinical Research Assistant in Podiatry

Dr Ali-Rezaei Haddad, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery

Mr Mike Hart, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery

Mr Abteen Mostofi, NIHR Academy Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery

Dr Michael Pourfar, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Neurology

Ms Holly Roy, Visiting Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery

Dr Victoria Wallace, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Neurology


St George's Collaborators:

Dr Francesca Morgante, Reader in Neurology

Dr Lucia Ricciardi, MRC Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Neurology

Prof Mark Edwards, Professor of Neurology

Prof Franklyn Howe, Professor of MR physics

Dr Tom Barrick, Reader in MR physics 


External collaborators:

Prof Tipu Aziz University of Oxford

Prof Tim Constandinou, Imperial College London

Dr Jean DeBarros, University of Oxford

Prof Tim Deninson, University of Oxford

Prof Dario Farina, Imperial College London

Ass. Prof James Fitzgerald, University of Oxford

Ass. Prof Alex Green, University of Oxford

Dr Julian Neumann, Charite Hospital, Berlin

Ass. Prof Simon Little, University College San Francisco

Dr Huiling Tan, University of Oxford

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan, Imperial College London

Prof Rui Vaz, University of Porto

Lead for postgraduate neurosurgery teaching (2017-21)

Lead for undergraduate neurosurgery teaching

BSc biomedical sciences neurosciences module lecturer

Medicine SSC

MSc / MRes



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