Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Yi Ng

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer (Neurology)


I am an adult neurology trainee and recently have been appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Neurology.


MBChB (Hons), University of Aberdeen (2007)

MRCP (UK) (2011)

PhD, Newcastle University (2016)


Association of British Neurologists (ABN)

European Academy of Neurology (EAN)


My primary research interest is in defining the clinical phenotype of mitochondrial disease caused by different genetic mutations (both mitochondrial DNA and nuclear genes) based on observational cohort studies. A number of my research findings have been directly translated into the clinical management guidelines.  I worked as a clinical research fellow on developing the MRC Mitochondrial Disease Patient Cohort and completed my PhD study under the supervision of Dr Robert McFarland, Prof Sir Doug M Turnbull and Professor Robert W Taylor between Aug 2013 and February 2017.

Stroke-like episodes and refractory focal seizures are one of the most devastating clinical manifestations in mitochondrial disease. Currently, I am planning to investigate further the underlying mechanisms of stroke-like episodes and focal seizures in vivo, and hopefully, this would lead to an earlier recognition of this disease entity and more effective treatment