Professor John Pickard CBE FMedSci

Emeritus Fellow
Advancing the care of patients with acute brain injury, hydrocephalus and prolonged disorders of consciousness through functional brain imaging, studies of pathophysiology and new treatments; as well as focusing on health, economic and ethical aspects
formerly Director of Studies in Medical Sciences & Director of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Fund
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery and Voluntary Director of Research, University of Cambridge

H index 94 (scopus) 94 (Web of Science).
500+ papers in the international peer-reviewed literature (1972 – present)
Ten key papers:

1.           Pickard JD,  MacKenzie ET (1973):  Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and the response of baboon cerebral circulation to carbon dioxide. Nature New Biology 245:  187-188 .

17.    Pickard, Matheson, Patterson and Wyper (1980).  Prediction of late ischaemic complications after cerebral aneurysm surgery by the intraoperative measurement of cerebral blood flow.  J Neurosurg 53:  305-308.

50.    Pickard, Murray, Illingworth, Shaw, Teasdale, Foy, Humphrey, Lang, Nelson, Richards, Sinar, Bailey, Skene (1989).   Effect of oral nimodipine on cerebral infarction and outcome after subarachnoid haemorrhage:  British Aneurysm Nimodipine Trial.  Brit Med J 298:  636-642.

119        Czosnyka M, Piechnik S, Richards HK, Kirkpatrick P, Smielewski P, Pickard JD (1997).    
              Contribution  of  mathematical modelling to the bedside tests of cerebrovascular autoregulation. Journal of
              Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry  63:721-731

194.       Higgins JN, Owler BK, Cousins C, Pickard JD. Venous sinus stenting for refractory benign intracranial  
   hypertension. Lancet. 2002;359:228-30.

275.      Momjian S, Owler BK, Czosnyka Z, Czosnyka M, Pena A, Pickard JD. Pattern of white matter regional    
             cerebral blood flow and autoregulation in normal pressure hydrocephalus. Brain. 2004;127:965-72.

342.      Owen AM, Coleman MR, Boly M, Davis MH, Laureys S, Pickard JD. Detecting awareness in the  
             vegetative state. Science. 2006;313:1402.

409.      Monti MM, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Coleman MR, Boly M, Pickard JD, Tshibanda L, Owen AM, Laureys S.
             Willful modulation of brain activity in disorders of consciousness. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:579-89.

537      Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG, Timofeev IS, Corteen EA, Czosnyka M, Timothy J, Anderson I, Bulters DO, Belli A,      
            Eynon CA, Wadley J, Mendelow AD, Mitchell PM, Wilson MH, Critchley G, Sahuquillo J, Unterberg A, Servadei F,
            Teasdale GM, Pickard JD, Menon DK, Murray GD, Kirkpatrick PJ; RESCUEicp Trial Collaborators.Trial of    
            Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension.
            N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 22;375(12):1119-30. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1605215. PMID: 27602507 Free Article

543     Keong NC, Pena A, Price SJ, Czosnyka M, Czosnyka Z, DeVito EE, Housden CR, Sahakian BJ, Pickard JD. Diffusion  
           tensor imaging profiles reveal specific neural tract distortion in normal pressure hydrocephalus. PLoS One. 2017 Aug
           17;12(8):e0181624. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181624. eCollection 2017. PMID:28817574 Free PMC Article


1.  Review of the assessment of cumulative severity and lifetime experience in non-human primates used in neuroscience research.
Chairman of Review. Published November 28th 2013 (Animal Procedures Committee of the Home Office).

2.  Draft UK Shunt Registry Report 2017 (www, I created the UK Shunt Registry in the early 1990’s and have managed to sustain it now for over 25 years.  

6.  Johnston IH, Owler B, Pickard JD (2007) The Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Cambridge University Press [Monograph].