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I graduated with an MBBS-PhD degree from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2018 with Distinctions in Medical Sciences, Clinical Science and Clinical Practice. I completed a PhD in the field of neuropathology which was jointly awarded from Imperial College and the University of Hong Kong with a thesis titled "Clinicopathological investigations of the cholinergic basal forebrain in Lewy body disorders and ageing". Following graduation, I completed my foundation years training in the North West of England Foundation School in the Merseyside. Currently, I am an Internal Medicine Trainee at the Thames Valley Deanery and an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurology at the University of Oxford.

I have served as a council member for the Clinical Neurosciences Section of the Royal Society of Medicine for 7 years (2011-2018) and I am currently a member of the British Neuropathological Society and a junior member of the Association of British Neurologists. I have been appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London (2019 - present), Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Liverpool (2019 - present) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney (2018).

I was part of the founding committee (2012-13) and co-president (2013-14) of the Imperial College Neuroscience Society with the aim to make neuroscience more accessible to students. Subsequently, I co-founded the London Students' Neuroscience Network (LSNeuroN) with representatives from 4 other university neuroscience societies in London (QMBL, UCL, KCL and St. Georges).

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Alan King Lun Liu

MBBS BSc(Hons) PhD

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurology

Research interests

  • Neuropathology of Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia
  • Non-motor and non-dopaminergic aspects of Lewy body disorders

Focus of research

  • The study of human basal forebrain cholinergic system in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Clinicopathological correlations of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
  • Next-generation tissue clearing in human brain tissues - a novel technique which enables three-dimensional visualisation of anatomical structures.

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