Dr Simon J Ellis MA MB BChirCertMedEd. FRCP MD MBA

Title: Consultant Neurologist
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 679461 (research contact) +44 (0)1782 679461 (clinical contact)
Email: Simon.Ellis@uhns.nhs.uk
Location: 1. Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Guy Hilton Research Centre, Thornburrow Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB United Kingdom
2. Research Office, Neurology Department, University Hospitals of North Midlands, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6QG United Kingdom
Role: ISTM Research theme: Neuroscience
Contacting me: By e-mail please.
Please do not send emails relating to patient care.
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Previous & Current Posts:

House Officer

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

1983-1984

General Medical Training

SHO/Registrar

St. Mary's Hospital, University College Hospital, St.Bartholomew's Hospital London, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.

1984-1987

Neurology Resident/ Chief Resident

Mount Sinai Medical Centre, New York, New York.

1987-1990

Clinical Lecturer in Neurology

Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

1990-1994

Consultant Neurologist

North Staffordshire Hospital

1994-

Visiting Professor in Neuroscience

Staffordshire University

2001-

Clinical Director

University Hospital of North Staffordshire

2003-

ISTM Research theme: Neuroscience

Research Interests:

Neuropsychological deficits following stroke, handedness, neurological complications of hyponatraemia, stroke treatment, chronic fatigue syndrome, informing patients, patient decision making, training competencies as well as various phase II and phase II pharmacological trials.

 

Selected Publications

  • Edelstyn NMJ, Grange JA, Ellis SJ, Mayes AR. 2016. A deficit in familiarity-driven recognition in a right-sided mediodorsal thalamic lesion patient. Neuropsychology, vol. 30(2), 213-224. link> doi> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, John CM, Shepherd TA, Drakeford JL, Clark-Carter D, Ellis SJ, Mayes AR. 2015. Evidence of an amnesia-like cued-recall memory impairment in nondementing idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Cortex, vol. 71, 85-101. link> doi> full text>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Preston C, Ellis SJ. 2015. Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: a case report. Neurocase, vol. 21(4), 471-478. link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. 2013. Second-generation dopamine agonists and recollection impairments in Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychol, vol. 7(2), 284-305. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Denby C, Ellis SJ. 2012. Impairment in material-specific long-term memory following unilateral mediodorsal thalamic damage and presumed partial disconnection of the mammillo-thalamic tract. J Neuropsychol, vol. 6(1), 119-140. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Edelstyn NMJ, Grange JA, Ellis SJ, Mayes AR. 2016. A deficit in familiarity-driven recognition in a right-sided mediodorsal thalamic lesion patient. Neuropsychology, vol. 30(2), 213-224. link> doi> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, John CM, Shepherd TA, Drakeford JL, Clark-Carter D, Ellis SJ, Mayes AR. 2015. Evidence of an amnesia-like cued-recall memory impairment in nondementing idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Cortex, vol. 71, 85-101. link> doi> full text>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Preston C, Ellis SJ. 2015. Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: a case report. Neurocase, vol. 21(4), 471-478. link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. 2013. Second-generation dopamine agonists and recollection impairments in Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychol, vol. 7(2), 284-305. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Denby C, Ellis SJ. 2012. Impairment in material-specific long-term memory following unilateral mediodorsal thalamic damage and presumed partial disconnection of the mammillo-thalamic tract. J Neuropsychol, vol. 6(1), 119-140. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. 2014. Damage to the dorsomedial thalamic nucleus, central lateral intralaminar thalamic nucleus, and midline thalamic nuclei on the right-side impair executive function and attention under conditions of high demand but not low demand. Neurocase, vol. 20(2), 121-132. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Roffe C, Ellis SJ. 2010. The role of reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Behav Neurol, vol. 23(4), 241-243. link> doi> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Shepherd TA, Mayes AR, Sherman SM, Ellis SJ. 2010. Effect of disease severity and dopaminergic medication on recollection and familiarity in patients with idiopathic nondementing Parkinson's. Neuropsychologia, vol. 48(5), 1367-1375. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Stephens R, Ellis SJ. 2009. Why are some Parkinson disease patients unaware of their dyskinesias?. Cogn Behav Neurol, vol. 22(2), 117-121. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Ellis SJ. 2009. Imagining the impossible: motor representations in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Neuropsychologia, vol. 47(2), 481-488. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Ellis SJ. 2009. Reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Conscious Cogn, vol. 18(2), 458-470. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Baker SR, Edelstyn NMJ, Ellis SJ. 2008. Does Autonomic Arousal Distinguish Good and Bad Decisions? Healthy Individuals' Skin Conductance Reactivity During the Iowa Gambling Task. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, vol. 22(3), 141-149. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Condon L, Tunnicliffe M, Ellis SJ. 2007. Recognition, recollection, familiarity and executive function in medicated patients with moderate Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychol, vol. 1(Pt 2), 131-147. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Hunter B, Ellis SJ. 2006. Bilateral dorsolateral thalamic lesions disrupts conscious recollection. Neuropsychologia, vol. 44(6), 931-938. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Baker SR, Ellis SJ, Jenkinson P. 2004. A cognitive neuropsychological and psychophysiological investigation of a patient who exhibited an acute exacerbated behavioural response during innocuous somatosensory stimulation and movement. Behav Neurol, vol. 15(1-2), 15-22. link> doi>
  • Spencer SA, Nicklin SE, Wickramasinghe YA, Nevill A, Ellis SJ. 2003. An essential 'health check' for all medical devices. Clin Med (Lond), vol. 3(6), 543-545. link> doi>
  • Goh WC, Heath PD, Ellis SJ, Oakley PA. 2002. Neurological outcome prediction in a cardiorespiratory arrest survivor. Br J Anaesth, vol. 88(5), 719-722. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Ellis SJ, Jenkinson P, Sawyer A. 2002. Contribution of the left dorsomedial thalamus to recognition memory: a neuropsychological case study. Neurocase, vol. 8(6), 442-452. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 2001. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Logic is flawed. BMJ, vol. 322(7297), 1302. link>
  • Ellis SJ, Matthews C, Weatherby SJ. 2001. Informed consent is flawed. Lancet, vol. 357(9250), 149-150. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 2000. Cost utility of drugs for multiple sclerosis. Analysis goes too far. BMJ, vol. 320(7247), 1475-1476. link>
  • Ellis SJ and Hans R. 2000. Using anticoagulation or aspirin to prevent stroke. Research was methodologically flawed. BMJ, vol. 320(7240), 1008-1009. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 2000. Ethics committees. J R Soc Med, vol. 93(2), 107-108. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 1999. Some unanswered questions about NICE. J R Soc Med, vol. 92(10), 538-539. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ and Matthews C. 1999. What has gone wrong in stroke research?. Postgrad Med J, vol. 75(886), 449-450. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ and Baddely L. 1999. Buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam for epilepsy. Lancet, vol. 353(9166), 1796-1797. link> doi>
  • Ellis PJ, Marshall E, Windridge C, Jones S, Ellis SJ. 1998. Left-handedness and premature death. Lancet, vol. 351(9116), 1634. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 1998. Ethics review and clinical trials. Lancet, vol. 351(9108), 1066. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ, Ellis PJ, Marshall E, Windridge C, Jones S. 1998. Is forced dextrality an explanation for the fall in the prevalence of sinistrality with age? A study in northern England. J Epidemiol Community Health, vol. 52(1), 41-44. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ and Matthews C. 1997. Keeping patients informed. Lancet, vol. 350(9085), 1180-1181. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ. 1997. Tremor and other movement disorders after whiplash type injuries. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, vol. 63(1), 110-112. link> doi>
  • Ellis SJ and Adams RF. 1997. The cult of the double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Br J Clin Pract, vol. 51(1), 36-39. link>
  • Ellis SJ. 1995. Severe hyponatraemia: complications and treatment. QJM, vol. 88(12), 905-909. link>
  • Ellis SJ. 1995. Carotid endarterectomy. Lancet, vol. 346(8966), 61. link> doi>

Other

  • Bexon M, Rojavin M, Jolles S, Ellis S, Sawyer J. 2011. The Construction of a Pharmacokinetic Model to Describe Intravenous and Subcutaneous Supplementation of IgG in Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID). JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY (vol. 127, p. AB16). link> doi>

Membership of medical and academic associations

  •             Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  •             Association of British Neurologists   
  •             The Neurosciences Trust (Chair)
  •             The Neuropathy Trust (Chief Medical Adviser)