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Dr Antonella Macerollo

About Antonella Macerollo

Dr Antonella Macerollo has been a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre since July 2018. She is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. She qualified at University of Bari (Italy), and completed post-graduate specialist clinical and research training in Neurology at University of Bari (Italy) and at University College of London (UCL).

Dr Macerollo is a movement disorders specialist with special interest in Parkinson's disease, Dystonia, Tourette’s syndrome and functional movement disorders.

She was an Honorary Clinical Assistant in the Botulinum Toxin Clinic for Movement Disorders, NHNN, London and had training in functional movement disorders as Honorary Clinical Assistant in the Functional Movement Disorders Clinic, NHNN, London.

During her training, she shaped her clinical and research skills in Neurophysiology. She was keen to use neurophysiological techniques (EEG, EMG) to investigate the pathophysiology of movement disorders.

Dr Macerollo worked as an Honorary Research Associate in the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, UCL, London.

After completing her training in Neurology, she started a position as Clinical Research Associate and PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at UCL and was awarded her PhD entitled “The role of sensory afference in Parkinson's disease" in 2018.

Between 2015 and 2018, she was an Honorary Clinical Assistant in the Deep Brain Stimulation Unit for Movement Disorders, NHNN, London. She has been actively involved in all stages of clinical activities dedicated to patients referred for the DBS, from the assessment and selection to the programming and, then follow-up in the outpatient clinics.

At The Walton Centre Dr Macerollo runs busy clinics dedicated to several types of movement disorders as well as clinics dedicated to the movement disorders patients treated with DBS.

In 2021, she founded the Tourette’s Disease Clinic and co-leads it with Dr Antonio da Costa, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist. She is also currently part of the team dedicated to the use of MRgFUS to treat essential tremor.

As an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Liverpool she is delivering several teaching activities for the University of Liverpool including supervising RS3 projects, SAMP rotations and MRes students.

She is the coordinator of undergraduate research for The Walton Centre and Educational Supervisor of Medical Students of UoL.

Dr Macerollo has achieved several awards including the prestigious International Scholarship Award of the American Academy of Neurology (2015), the Investigator Award of the European Academy of Neurology (2016) and Leadership Program of the Movement Disorders Society (2019).Since 2022 she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the European Academy of Neurology website.

Speciality

Movement disorders and deep brain stimulation 

Qualifications

MD, MRCP (London), FEBN, PhD 

Clinical/research interests

  • Neuroimaging and neurophysiological biomarkers for early diagnosis and predictive outcome of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
  • Retinal biomarkers for an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
  • Technologies to remotely monitor motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease
  • Non-pharmacological treatments for movement disorders (including Tourette's syndrome and related psychiatric comorbidities)

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Royal College of Physicians 

Association of British Neurologists 

Movement Disorders Society 

European Academy of Neurology 

Related Services

Neurology

The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 

Page last updated: 20 July 2021

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