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David K. Menon

David K. Menon


  • Advisor
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness




David Menon’s research interests include neurocritical care, secondary brain injury, neuroinflammation and metabolic imaging of acute brain injury.

He has also published on the physiology of coma and the vegetative state, and on mechanisms of anesthetic action in the brain. In recent years he has represented the U.K. intensive care community in discussions about the impact of evolving legislative changes on research in critical care and emergency medicine.


  • Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine Laerdal Award and Lectureship, 2013
  • NIRH Senior Investigators Award, 2009
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists British Oxygen Professor of Anaesthesia, 2006
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists Jubilee Fellowship Award, 1998
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists Sir Robert Macintosh Medal, 1988

Relevant Publications

  • Maas A.I., Menon, D.K., Steyerberg, E.W., & et al. (2015). Collaborative european neurotrauma effectiveness research in traumatic brain injury (CENTER-TBI): a prospective longitudinal observational study. Neurosurgery, 76(1), 67–80.
  • Newcombe, V.F., Williams, G.B., Scoffings, D., ... Menon, D.K. (2010). Aetiological differences in neuroanatomy of the vegetative state: Insights from diffusion tensor imaging and functional implications. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry, 81(5), 552–61.
  • Matthew, H. D., Coleman, M.R., Absalom, A.R., ... Menon, D.K. (2007). Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104(41), 16032–16037.
  • Salvador, R., Suckling, J., Coleman, M.R.,... Menon, D., et al. (2005). Neurophysiological architecture of functional magnetic resonance images of human brain. Cereb. Cortex, 15(9), 1332–1342.
  • Menon, D.K., Owen, A.M., Williams, E.J. (1998). Cortical processing in persistent vegetative state: Wolfson brain imaging centre team. Lancet, 352(9123), 200.

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