Mr M D Jenkinson


Mr M D Jenkinson




Neurosurgical oncology for intrinsic brain tumours including awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low grade glioma, midline approaches deep intrinsic tumours and stereotactic radiosurgery.


Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool. Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Trust Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Trust


BSc (Hons), MBChB (Honours), PhD (Neuroscience), FRCSEd (Neuro.Surg)


Society of British Neurological Surgeons British Neuro-Oncology Society Society of Neuro-Oncology

Professional Profile

Michael Jenkinson was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre in 2010 and in 2015 took up a clinical academic position at the University of Liverpool ( He undertook training at The Walton Centre for nine years spending three years as a research fellow, which culminated in a PhD. He has also studied awake craniotomy and brain mapping techniques in Liverpool, San Francisco and Montpellier. He specialises in midline approaches to deep intrinsic tumours, and awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low-grade glioma.

Research Interests

His research interests include imaging and biology of gliomas, cerebral metastases and meningoma, clinical trials of new therapeutics and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis. He is the recipient of grants for basic science and clinical research from the MRC and NIHR (total ~£3.6m). Clinical trials • Chief investigator for the NIHR-funded international, multi-centre ROAM trial (Radiation versus Observation following surgical resection of Atypical Meningioma) ( • Co-chief investigator on the NIHR- funded, multi-centre national BASICS trial (The British Antibiotic and Silver Impregnated Catheters for ventriculoperitoneal Shunts randomized controlled trial) ( • In collaboration with Vitaflow he is chief investigator on a pilot study to assess the feasibility of administering the ketogenic diet for patients with glioblastoma (KEATING) ( Research publications -

Other Appointments

National Roles British-Irish Meningioma Society (Founding member 2016 - ) Academic committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (member 2015 - ). National Cancer Research Institute Brain Tumour Clinical Studies Group (member 2014 - ) Associate editor of The British Journal of Neurosurgery (2010 - ) Trust Roles Chair of the neuro-oncology MDT Neurosurgical lead for mortality and morbidity audit Member of the Research, Development and Innovation committee Member of the Drugs and Therapeutics and Medicines Management committee.