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Research groups


Salil Patel

Doctoral student and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

Research Summary

I am a DPhil student at the University of Oxford and NIHR academic clinical fellow (ACF) in radiology at Guy's and St Thomas', London.  

My research focuses on probing the relationship between the brain and the eyes in healthy and disease states. I use eye movements and brain imaging to better understand this relationship, building models and theories.  

I have a particular interest in neurodegenerative conditions - especially Parkinson's disease and other Parkinsonian disorders. These diseases are heterogenous, with a multitude of clinical phenotypes.

By using novel computational methods, we probe such phenotypes. This has the potential to aid diagnosis, monitoring and the discovery of novel treatments – both symptomatic and disease-modifying in nature.


Recent Publications

Bredemeyer, O, Patel, S.B, Fitzgerald, J and Antoniades, C (2022) Oculomotor deficits in Parkinson's disease: Increasing sensitivity using multivariate approachesFront. Digit. Health.

Patel, S.B, Fitzgerald, J and Antoniades, C (2019) Oculomotor effects of medical and surgical treatments of Parkinson's disease. A Progress in Brain Research. 

Patel, S.B, Brzezicki, M.A, Fitzgerald, J and Antoniades, C (2019) The influence of deep brain stimulation on eye movements. Advances in Translational Neuroscience of Eye Movement Disorders. 

Patel, S.B (2019) Should the National Health Service be independent like the judiciary?  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Patel, S.B, Stokes, O.M, Jones, C, Khan, S, Clare, A, Samartzis, D (2017). The Current State of the Evidence for the Use of Drains in Spinal Surgery: Systematic Review. European Spine Journal

Patel, S.B. (2017) Can the National Health Service learn from the rise and fall of ancient empires? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Patel, S.B and Gutowski, N. (2015) The difficulty in diagnosing X linked adrenoleucodystrophy and the importance of identifying cerebral involvementBMJ Case Reports