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Centre for Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuro-oncology and Neurosciences Research.


Centre for Neurological, Neurosurgical and Pituitary Diseases Projects


Project Code:  SMC/Neuro/005139/1994


 Background to the Project:


The Centre for Neurological, Neurosurgical and Pituitary Diseases Research Projects

was established in March 1994.  Its aim is to promote, Neurological, Neurosurgical and Pituitary Diseases Projects, including and scientific programmes through research, innovations and education.   The Research Team Members have been expanding since 1994 to date, and comprises of experienced medical researchers, project managers, medico legal experts, specialists and trainee specialists, including postgraduate research students/trainee specialist in the subject areas.


Scope of Research:


The scope of the research projects is large, and covers Neurological, Neurosurgical and Pituitary Diseases research projects.  These are stated below.




Scope of Research:


The research scope is vast and covers neurological, neurosurgical and pituitary diseases projects.  These are stated below:


Neurological Projects


These comprise of the following projects:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neuro-developmental disorders 
  • Pediatric neurological disorders
  • Stroke 
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Current treatments for neurological disorders
  • Neurosarcoidosis


Neurosurgical Projects


These comprise of the following projects:

  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Technological advances in neurological methods 
  • Therapeutic Advances in Neurosurgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  •  Neurological Surgery in the Elderly Populations
  • Neuropsychiatric surgery
  • Surgical Advances in Neurosurgery
  • Craniotomy for Tumours
  • Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Endoscopic Techniques  in Neurosurgery
  • Brain Metastases
  • Endovascular Neuro-Surgery 
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Neuro-Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neuro-Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Latest Advancements In Neuro-Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Technological Advances In Neurological Methods 
  • Therapeutic Advances In Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  •  Neurological Surgery In The Elderly Populations
  • Neuropsychiatric Surgery
  • Surgical Advances In Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Central Nervous System (Cns) Lymphoma
  • Global Neurosurgery
  • Legal And Ethical Issues In Neurosurgery

Pituitary Diseases Projects


Research topics undertaken by the team include:

  • Pituitary diseases
  • Pituitary gland disorder causes and symptoms
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Pituitary disorder during pregnancy
  • Pituitary neurosurgery advances
  • Pituitary neurosurgery tests
  • Parkinson progressive disorder
  • Hyperkinetic movement disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Spasticity
  • Severe obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Psychogenic movement Disorders
  • Drug induced movement Disorders
  • Advances in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery tests
  • Neuroimaging and functional brain evaluation
  • Brain edema
  • Brain tumor and metastasis
  • Brain mapping and neurosurgery
  • Advances in brain neurosurgeries
  • Brain neurology tests
  • Instrumentation in rehabilitation
  • Neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques
  • Telerehabilitation: translation from experimental to clinical experiences
  • Technical developments for deep brain stimulation
  • Research Team Members:



The Project Team


Project Team Manager:


  • Dr John Emery


Principal Investigator:


  • Professor Dr Daniella E.C.C.O.H. Kingsley-Godwin


Project Team Members:


The Project Team Members include:


  • Dr John Emery, MD, PhD, Research Manager in Neurological Diseases and Surgery, Team member since 1990.
  • Dr Susan Adams, MD, PhD, Healthcare Manager at the Medical and Social Care Services of the London Medical Academy – Team member since 1992
  • Professor Joshua Godwin, LLB (Hons) MPHIL, PhD, Team member since 1993.
  • Dr Michael Farrell, MD, PhD Postgraduate Tutor at Santa Maria College - Team member since 1991.
  • Professor Dr Daniella Kingsley, BSc (Hons), MSc, MMED, MMedSci (Distinction), MD (Distinction), PhD -  Team member since 1990.
  • Dr Julie Smith,  BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Executive Medical and Social Care Director, Association of Health Care Professionals (AHCP) - Team member since 1998.
  • Dr Maria Jana Kingsley-Godwin, BSc (Hons), MMedSci (Distinction), MD (Distinction), PhD level studies candidate, London Medical Academy and a Medical Writer/Editor - Team Member since 2021.
  • Dr Lewis Ferguson, MD, PhD, Research Scientist - Team member since 1991.
  • Other International Research Team Members – from 1990 to date


The members of the research project team have been undertaking various studies and reviews on the subject area and they have published their work and activities widely in the different media, including in medical journals. 





Please note that the members of the team are healthcare professionals, researchers and medical writers in their own rights who have motivation and enthusiasm for educating the public and healthcare professionals in order to foster effective community development internationally.  Hence, they have generously contributed their work and project findings to various platforms such Wikipedia, Teaching and Learning Pages etc.  So, if anyone or institution or Organisation have any queries about the published work of any member of the project team, please do contact our Research and Development Services at: .  If it is about a published work in the centre, please contact the publishers of the Journal concerned or the Editorial Team of the Journal concerned.



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Various international locations where the Association of Health Care Professionals (AHCP) and International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP) Society members are based.







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