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Ms Laura Pigott

Ms Laura Pigott

pigottl@lsbu.ac.uk

Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic

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I was appointed to the lecturer role at the age of 22 and remain the youngest lecturer in the UK. I teach Neuroscience, Physiology and Pathophysiology in the Institute of Health and Social Care. I strive to share my passion for neuroscience and health care with everyone. After all, there is so much of the human brain we know nothing about, which to me just means there is so much left to discover. We can all take part in these discoveries.

Alongside academia, I also hold an Honorary Research Position at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Department of Brain Sciences. My main areas of interest are Cancer Research, Neuropathology and Neuroplasticity.

During my BSc I authored and presented my research internationally which was what paved the way for my interest in academia and research.

During my MSc in Clinical Neuroscience I conducted research on the use of Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI for the surveillance of patients with post-treatment high-grade gliomas.

The use of advanced imaging modalities can assist in differentiating disease progression from pseudo-progression. An invaluable difference for cancer treatment and progression, as this will not only help determine treatment efficacy but also true disease development.

Additionally one of my research focuses is the identification of biomarkers and the prediction of Isocitrate dehydrogenase mutations in patients with Gliomas, whilst utilising advanced neuroimaging techniques and artificial intelligence. The Isocitrate dehydrogenase mutation is one of the most important genetic markers seen in gliomas and has been associated with longer survival rates. It's identification could therefore be imperative for advancing targeted cancer treatments and thus providing patients with a better chance at beating brain cancer.

Courses taught

Physiotherapy - MSc (Pre-Registration)

Physiotherapy - BSc (Hons)

Sport Rehabilitation - BSc (Hons)

Sport Rehabilitation - Integrated Masters

Chiropractic - iMSc

Nursing (Neuroscience Care) - MSc

Honorary Researcher
Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL

Involved in a variety of research at the Queen Square Neuroimaging Analysis Center on High-grade Gliomas and Advanced Neuroimaging tools.

Key responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, post-processing and MRI image analysis, statistical evaluation of segmentation values, patients assessment and evaluation, literature appraisal, composition of paper

2021
Other public sector
British Neuroscience Association
2021
Health and Care Professions Council
2020
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
2016
University College London
Visiting researcher

As an honorary researcher at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, I partake in research projects within my expertise as a clinical neuroscientist.

My areas of focus is currently conducting research on the development of high grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer.

Some of my key responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, post-processing and MRI image analysis, statistical evaluation of segmentation values, patients assessment and evaluation, literature appraisal, composition of paper

September 2020
Reach and Impact

Interview with Laura Elin Pigott The UK’s youngest lecturer (Sep 2022)


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The role of Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI perfusion imaging in post treatment surveillance of patients with high grade gliomas
Pigott, L., Mancini, L. and Bisdas, S. (2022). The role of Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI perfusion imaging in post treatment surveillance of patients with high grade gliomas. 2nd International Rehabilitation Conference. Athens, Greece 04 - 05 Nov 2022

The effectiveness of neural mobilization of the sciatic nerve - straight leg raise position and passive static stretching for the range of motion of the knee joint
Pigott, L., Pechlivanidou, N., Machrama, S., Tzimiri, D., Anastasopoulos, K., Papaevanggelou, K., Kotzamanidou, M., Kassimis, K., Agas, K. and Misailidou, V. (2020). The effectiveness of neural mobilization of the sciatic nerve - straight leg raise position and passive static stretching for the range of motion of the knee joint. 1st International Rehabilitation Conference. Athens Feb - Mar 2020