Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Christopher Cowie

Consultant Paediatric & Adult Neurosurgeon and Associate Clinical Researcher


Areas of expertise

Paediatric neurosurgery

Epilepsy surgery

Degenerative spine disease

Research interests in tumour associated epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and in the application of quantitative MR imaging in neurosurgery.


2015 FRCS Edinburgh (Neuro.Surg)

2012 MD (Newcastle University)

2006 MRCS Edinburgh

2002 MB BS (Newcastle University)


Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group

Positions Held

Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery, Royal Childrens' Hospital, Melbourne 2016 - 2017

Chair of the British Neurosurgical Trainees' Association 2012 - 2014

Management Committee member of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative 2012 - 2015

Ex-Officio Council Member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons 2012 - 2014

Secretary of the British Neurosurgical Trainees' Association 2010 - 2012

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I undertook my MD with Prof. Blamire at Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre (NMRC) entitled “Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging in traumatic brain injury.”

My current research interests lie in epilepsy, paediatric neurosurgery and advanced MR imaging in neurosurgery.

I am currently collaborating on projects within Institute of Neuroscience and am PI or Co-Investigator in number of studies looking at the role and measurement of glutamate in tumour associated epilepsy.

I'm supervisor for PhD and MRes students.