Dr Emad Sidhom


I work as part of Professor Giovanna Mallucci's team that is interested in neurodegenerative disorders. We work to understand the pathological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative processes. We aim to search for the failure of synaptic repair and modify the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum. The aim is to achieve a safe neuroprotective, disease modifying agent to slow the progress of neurocognitive disorders.

Other areas of interest include research on the low pulse amplitude (500 mA or less), ultra-brief pulse (0.25-0.3 ms) unilateral ECT usage to minimise the cognitive side effects of ECT while retaining its efficacy.

Research Focus







Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease


Positron Emission Tomography (PET)



Giovanna Mallucci

Ben Underwood

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Sidhom E, Welchew D (2019), “Electroconvulsive Therapy” Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry 10.1093/med/9780198794257.003.0014

    Youssef NA, Sidhom E (2017), “Proof of concept clinical trial of feasibility course of low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) in man: Less cognitive side effects with retention of efficacy” Brain Stimul. 10(2): 368-368

    Youssef NA, Sidhom E (2017), “Feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST): A proof of concept clinical trial in man” J Affect Disord. 222(Nov): 1-6

    Sidhom E, Youssef NA (2014), “Ultra-brief pulse unilateral ECT is associated with less cognitive side effects” Brain Stimul. 7(5): 768–769



    Sidhom E (2015), “ The Jinn That Haunts Mental Illness” ArabPsyNet 46(summer): 134-138

    Sidhom E, Youssef NA (2015), “Brain Stimulation the 21st Century Speciality” J Psy Neuro Dis Brain Stim 1(1): 103e


    Sidhom E, Abdelfattah A, Carter J, El-Dosoky A, El-Islam M (2014), “Patients' Perspectives on Stigma of Mental Illness (An Egyptian Study in a private hospital)” Front. Psychiatry 5(166)


    Sidhom E (2013), “Towards a More Egalitarian Approach to Communicating Psychopathology” JEMH 8(1)


    Sidhom E (2012), “The impact of the uprising in Egypt on mental health in a private hospital” International Psychiatry 9(4): 102-102

    Sidhom E, Abdelfattah A, El-Dosoky AR, Carter JM, El-Islam MF (2012), “The experience of stigma among a sample of psychiatric in-patients in an Egyptian private psychiatric hospital” International Psychiatry 9(2): 49-49