Mr James Livermore


Current positions

Clinical Research Training Fellow, Cancer Research UK, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Speciality Registrar (ST6) in Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Lecturer, Pembroke College, University of Oxford


MBBS, MA(Cantab), MRCS

Short biography

James Livermore is a neurosurgery registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK. He undertook his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London. He currently holds a CRUK Clinical Research Training Fellowship and is undertaking his DPhil at the University of Oxford. His research is concerned with spectroscopic and imaging applications in neurosurgery with focus on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of brain tumours. This work includes the use of Raman spectroscopy to classify brain tumours in terms of their genetic subtypes as well as more translational research using Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence spectrometry in neurosurgical theatres. His clinical interests include neuro-oncological surgery and neuro-endoscopy.

Selected publications

The management and outcome for patients with chronic subdural hematoma: a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study in the United Kingdom. Brennan PM, Kolias AG, Joannides AJ, Shapey J, Marcus HJ, Gregson BA, Grover PJ, Hutchinson PJ, Coulter IC; on behalf of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative ; British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative. J Neurosurg. 2016 Nov 11:1-8.

Clinical Spectroscopy: general discussion. Goodacre R, Sergo V, Barr H, Sammon C, Schultz ZD, Baker MJ, Graham D, Marques MP, Sulé-Suso J, Livermore J, Faulds K, Sinjab F, Matousek P, Campbell CJ, Dluhy R, Gardner P, Phillips C, Diem M, Wood B, Apolonskiy A, Kazarian S, Fullwood L, Gough K, Petrich W, Lloyd G, Ibrahim O, Cinque G, Sockalingum GD, Stone N, Kendall C, McAughtrie S, Perez-Guaita D, Clark L, Gerwert K, Bonifacio A, Notingher I, Lasch P, Bhargava R, Lepert G, Mader K, Paterson C.  Faraday Discuss. 2016 Jun 23; 187:429-60

Fast Track Recovery Programme in Neurosurgery following Endoscopic and awake Intraparenchymal Brain Tumor Surgery.Ma R, Livermore LJ, Plaha P. World Neurosurg. 2016 Sep;9 3:246-52.

Yield and complications of frame-based and frameless stereotactic brain biopsy–the value of intra-operative histological analysis. Livermore LJ, Ma R, Bojanic S, Pereira EA. Br J Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct; 28(5):637-44

Minimally invasive endoscopic resection of intraparenchymal brain tumors. Plaha P, Livermore LJ, Voets N, Pereira E, Cudlip S. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul 29


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