Dr Nick Cunniffe

University position

Clinical Lecturer

Dr Nick Cunniffe is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair



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Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


I am an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Neurology. My research is centred on the different ways of promoting and measuring remyelination in people living with multiple sclerosis; it is anticipated that through enhancing remyelination of damaged nerves we can delay, prevent, or reverse the progression of disability.

I work on clinical trials, in particular the Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair remyelination trials and, at the Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory, I use visual evoked potentials (VEP), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and tests of eye movements and visual function to measure the effects of remyelinating and neuroprotective therapies. I am also working to integrate these measures of remyelination and axonal health into routine clinical practice, alongside MRI-based measures.

Outside of the lab, I am committed to medical education. I supervise neuroscience to medical students at Gonville and Caius College and am co-author of an undergraduate neuroscience textbook.

Research Focus


Multiple Sclerosis


Visual evoked potentials

Magnetization transfer ratio

Clinical trials

Clinical conditions

Multiple sclerosis


Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Randomised control trials



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