Team profiles

Professor Tony Belli

Professor Tony Belli

Director of the NIHR SRMRC
Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery, University of Birmingham
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Tony is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Traumatic brain injury


Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University, Rome, 1992
MD, Tor Vergata University, 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Surgical Neurology)

Professor Tony Belli is the Director of the NIHR SRMRC.

His research interest is in neurobiochemistry and neuromonitoring of acute brain injury. Working with cerebral microdialysis, he has focused on early markers of tissue damage and on the prevention of secondary injury after trauma and subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Prof Belli is the principal or chief investigator of several acute brain injury studies.


Prof Belli graduated from Tor Vergata University in Rome in 1992 with a degree in Medicine and Surgery. He completed a doctoral degree (MD) on neurobiochemistry of brain ischaemia and reperfusion at Tor Vergata University and then moved to the UK in 1994.

He trained as a neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.

Prof Belli is on the editorial board several neurology journals and is an advisor to NICE and the Care Quality Commission.

Professor Tony Belli’s publications