Professor Michael Jenkinson


Current Positions

Professor of Neurosurgery, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool
Professor of Neurosurgery, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool


MBChB, PhD, FRCSEd (Neuro.Surg)

Short Biography

Michael D. Jenkinson qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1998. He undertook neurosurgical training at The Walton Centre, Liverpool between 2001 and 2010, which included three years as a clinical research fellow culminating in a PhD in Neuroscience (Imaging and Biology of Oligodendroglial Tumours). He learnt awake craniotomy and brain mapping techniques in Liverpool, San Francisco and Montpellier. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon and at The Walton Centre in March 2010. He is a Reader in Neurosurgery at The University of Liverpool.

Research & clinical interests

He sub-specialises in neurosurgical oncology for intrinsic brain tumours including awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low grade glioma, midline and endoscopic approaches to intraventricular and deep intrinsic tumours and stereotactic radiosurgery.

His research interests include meningioma management (incidental tumours, seizures and quality of life), imaging and biology of brain metastases and interventional clinical trials in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He is the recipient of grants for basic science and clinical research from the MRC, Brain Tumour Charity and NIHR. This includes £1.36m from the NIHR to run the international, multi-centre ROAM trial (Radiation versus Observation following surgical resection of Atypical Meningioma). He is a co-investigator on the NIHR funded SPRING and FUTURE GB trials. He led a pilot study to investigate the use of Ketogenic diet for patients with glioblastoma (KEATING).


  • SBNS Academic Committee: Chair 2019-
  • NCRI Brain Tumour CSG: Chair 2017-
  • Specialised Cancer Surgery CRG: neurosurgery member 2019-
  • EORTC meningioma research committee 2019-
  • EANO Guidelines committee 2019-
  • Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission ‘Roads in training’ committee 2018-
  • Quality of Life Scientific Advisory Board for The Brain Tumour Charity 2018-

Selected Publications


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