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Dr Binith Cheeran was appointed as a Senior Clinical Fellow in the  University of Oxford in 2013. He completed his PhD at the Sobell Department of Movement Disorders and Motor Neurophysiology at the Institute of Neurology, London and thereafter joined the Oxford Deanery Neurology Specialist Training Program in 2008. As a consultant neurologist, Dr Cheeran specializes in Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders, working closely with the functional neurosurgery team at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Binith Cheeran

Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Research Summary

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technology allows neuroscientists to non-invasively study brain function, and motor control in particular, with a high degree of temporal and spatial specificity. Moreover, as several TMS paradigms can modulate underlying cortical activity,  there is considerable interest in employing these paradigms as part of therapeutic or restorative therapy. Dr Cheeran’s research has been focussed on improving our understanding of these valuable research tools and applications in the field of Parkinson’s Disease.

Awards Training and Qualifications

  • CCST Neurology (Oxford Deanery) (2012)
  • PhD (University College London) (2011)
  • The Queen Square Prize in Neurology (Institute of Neurology, London) (2008)
  • The Movement Disorders Society Young Investigator Prize (Basic Science) (Movement Disorders Society) (2008)
  • Wellington Fund PhD Studentship (2005-2008)
  • Membership of the Royal College Of Physicians (UK) (2004)
  • M.B., B.S. (Kasturba Medical College, India) (2001)


  • Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund 
  • DeNDRoN (Thames Valley Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network)
  • NIHR RCF Oxfordshire Health Services Research Committee (OHSRC)    
  • Parkinson’s UK

Key publications

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