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Dr Ela Chakkarapani

Dr Ela Chakkarapani

Dr Ela Chakkarapani
M.B.,B.S., F.R.C.P.C.H., MD

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Neonatology

Area of research

Newborn neuroscience

Level D,
St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street BS2 8EG
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+44 (0) 117 342 5711



Dr Ela Chakkarapani completed his MD in translational research of xenon with hypothermia in perinatal asphyxia in 2012, which has transpired to two ongoing randomised clinical trials. He successfully completed his fellowship in Neonatal neurology and neuroimaging in Vancouver, Canada in 2013. He was appointed as a consultant Senior Lecturer in Neonatology on October 2013. His research interests are in neonatal neuroscience.

Activities / Findings

Optimising neuroprotective interventions of known efficacy following perinatal brain injury.

Translational research of novel neuroprotective interventions in perinatal brain injury and understanding neuronal repair following perinatal brain injury.

Longterm cognitive, emotional and social outcome of Children who underwent neuroprotective interventions following perinatal brain injury.

Advanced structural, microstructural and metabolic neuroimaging and neurophysiology to understand the effect of neuroprotective interventions on perinatal brain injury.



Lecturer for Reproductive Health and Care of the Newborn Unit, MBChB year 4.


  • perinatal brain injury
  • neuroprotection
  • Translational research


  • Perinatal brain injury

Processes and functions

  • Translational research
  • clinical trials


  • laboratory and clinical research



Bristol Medical School (THS)

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Academic staff

Research groupings

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Networks & contacts

  • Prof Marianne Thoresen Prof Steven Miller Dr Sally Jary Dr Vann Chau Dr Jonathan Davis Dr Hemmen Sabir Dr David Odd

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