Dr Ibrahim Jalloh


Which fuels are best for the injured brain? Ibrahim's research, supported by the MRC, aims to explore several aspects of energy metabolism in the normal and injured human brain.

Research Focus


traumatic brain injury

energy metabolism




Clinical conditions

Traumatic brain injury


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Keri Carpenter

Associated News Items



    Carpenter KL, Czosnyka M, Jalloh I, Newcombe VF, Helmy A, Shannon RJ, Budohoski KP, Kolias AG, Kirkpatrick PJ, Carpenter TA, Menon DK, Hutchinson PJ (2015), “Systemic, local, and imaging biomarkers of brain injury: more needed, and better use of those already established?” Front Neurol 6:26 Details

    Carpenter KL, Jalloh I, Hutchinson PJ (2015), “Glycolysis and the significance of lactate in traumatic brain injury.” Front Neurosci 9:112 Details

    Hutchinson PJ, Jalloh I, Helmy A, Carpenter KL, Rostami E, Bellander BM, Boutelle MG, Chen JW, Claassen J, Dahyot-Fizelier C, Enblad P, Gallagher CN, Helbok R, Hillered L, Le Roux PD, Magnoni S, Mangat HS, Menon DK, Nordström CH, O'Phelan KH, Oddo M, Perez Barcena J, Robertson C, Ronne-Engström E, Sahuquillo J, Smith M, Stocchetti N, Belli A, Carpenter TA, Coles JP, Czosnyka M, Dizdar N, Goodman JC, Gupta AK, Nielsen TH, Marklund N, Montcriol A, O'Connell MT, Poca MA, Sarrafzadeh A, Shannon RJ, Skjøth-Rasmussen J, Smielewski P, Stover JF, Timofeev I, Vespa P, Zavala E, Ungerstedt U (2015), “Consensus statement from the 2014 International Microdialysis Forum.” Intensive Care Med Details

    Shannon RJ, van der Heide S, Carter EL, Jalloh I, Menon D, Hutchinson PJ, Carpenter K (2015), “Extracellular N-acetylaspartate in human traumatic brain injury.” J Neurotrauma Details


    Donnelly J, Czosnyka M, Sudhan N, Varsos GV, Nasr N, Jalloh I, Liu X, Dias C, Sekhon MS, Carpenter KL, Menon DK, Hutchinson PJ, Smielewski P (2014), “Increased Blood Glucose is Related to Disturbed Cerebrovascular Pressure Reactivity After Traumatic Brain Injury.” Neurocrit Care Details

    Jalloh I, Carpenter KL, Grice P, Howe DJ, Mason A, Gallagher CN, Helmy A, Murphy MP, Menon DK, Carpenter TA, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ (2014), “Glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway after human traumatic brain injury: microdialysis studies using 1,2-13C2 glucose.” J Cereb Blood Flow Metab Details

    Jalloh I, Carpenter KL, Helmy A, Carpenter TA, Menon DK, Hutchinson PJ (2014), “Glucose metabolism following human traumatic brain injury: methods of assessment and pathophysiological findings.” Metab Brain Dis Details

    Jalloh I, Dean AF, O'Donovan DG, Cross J, Garnett MR, Santarius T (2014), “Giant intracranial hemangioma in a neonate.” Acta Neurochir (Wien) 156(6):1151-4 Details

    Jalloh I, Helmy A, Shannon RJ, Gallagher CN, Menon DK, Carpenter KL, Hutchinson PJ (2014), “Response to Letter Lactate Uptake Against a Concentration Gradient: Misinterpretation of Analytical Imprecision.” J Neurotrauma Details


    Carpenter KL, Jalloh I, Gallagher CN, Grice P, Howe DJ, Mason A, Timofeev I, Helmy A, Murphy MP, Menon DK, Kirkpatrick PJ, Carpenter TA, Sutherland GR, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ (2013), “13C-labelled microdialysis studies of cerebral metabolism in TBI patients.” Eur J Pharm Sci Details

    Jalloh I, Helmy A, Shannon RJ, Gallagher CN, Menon DK, Carpenter KL, Hutchinson PJ (2013), “Lactate uptake by the injured human brain: evidence from an arteriovenous gradient and cerebral microdialysis study.” J Neurotrauma 30(24):2031-7 Details


    Guilfoyle MR, Khan S, Helmy A, Jalloh I, Trivedi S, Trivedi R, Kirkpatrick PJ (2010), “Spinal intradural haemorrhage in a patient with Wegener's Granulomatosis.” Clin Neurol Neurosurg 112(4):341-3 Details

    Muirhead W, Jalloh I, Vloeberghs M (2010), “Status dystonicus resembling the intrathecal baclofen withdrawal syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.” J Med Case Rep 4:294 Details


    Jalloh I, Guilfoyle MR, Lloyd SK, Macfarlane R, Smith C (2009), “Reactivation and centripetal spread of herpes simplex virus complicating acoustic neuroma resection.” Surg Neurol 72(5):502-4 Details

    Marcus H, Jalloh I, Roberts R, Martin P (2009), “An unusual case of haemorrhagic stroke.” BMJ 339:b3204 Details

    Santarius T, Kirkpatrick PJ, Ganesan D, Chia HL, Jalloh I, Smielewski P, Richards HK, Marcus H, Parker RA, Price SJ, Kirollos RW, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ (2009), “Use of drains versus no drains after burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma: a randomised controlled trial.” Lancet 374(9695):1067-73 Details


    Jalloh I, Minhas P (2007), “Delays in the treatment of cauda equina syndrome due to its variable clinical features in patients presenting to the emergency department.” Emerg Med J 24(1):33-4 Details

    Owen D, Bicknell C, Hilton C, Lind J, Jalloh I, Owen M, Harrison R (2007), “Preoperative smoking cessation: a questionnaire study.” Int J Clin Pract 61(12):2002-4 Details