Dr Andreas Yiangou

Dr Andreas Yiangou

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Clinical Research Fellow Neurology

Contact details

Metabolic Neurology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Andreas Yiangou was appointed as an Academic Clinical Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in Neurology and was successful in being awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the Association of British Neurologists and Guarantors of the Brain. He is working in the Translational Brain Science group led by Professor Alexandra Sinclair. He is pursuing to characterise the relationship of headaches and cerebrovascular haemodynamics with raised intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). He has been also actively supporting Clinical Trials and other studies within group


Clinical Lecturer Neurology 2018

MRCP (UK) 2017

PGCert Teaching & Learning in Clinical Practice 2016

MBBS 2014

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences 2009


Dr Andreas Yiangou completed his Military training in Cyprus as a Sergeant in Military Police and came to the UK in 2006 to study Biomedical Sciences at King’s College London. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) First class in 2009. He subsequently joined Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his MBBS in 2014 having achieved several prizes, honours and commendations. He started working as Junior Doctor in Liverpool and completed an Academic Foundation programme in Education. During that time he completed a PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Clinical Practice, was actively in involved as a High-Fidelity Simulation instructor and designed novel teaching courses. He began his Neurology Training as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Birmingham in 2016 within the Metabolic Neurology group and achieved his MRCP in 2017. He was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Neurology in 2018 to continue his clinical training. He will continue to be working within the Metabolic Neurology group and would be pursuing external funding for a Clinical Research Training Fellowership. He has developed an interest in secondary headache disorders during his Foundation years and further pursued that through joining a world-renowned research group in the University in Birmingham to study headaches in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). He is also actively involved and participating in further studies in IIH.


  • Effect of Intracranial pressure (ICP) on Headache in patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Pressure (IIH).
  • Characterisation of the relationship of IIH and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and effects on vision.
  • Investigator in IIH:WT and IIH: Pressure Trials
  • Cardiovascular disease risk in patients with IIH.
  • Effect of Lumbar Puncture (LP) on headache in patients with IIH.
  • Effect of medications on ICP in animal models.
  • Patient experience of lumbar puncture in IIH.
  • Implementation of the Canadian Decision rules in subarachnoid haemorrhage.
  • Demographics and clinical characteristics of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy in Cyprus.   

Other activities

  • Specialty Registrar Neurology – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust & Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust (2018 – present)
  • Academic Clinical Fellow Neurology - Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (2016 – 2018)
  • Academic Foundation Doctor Medical Education – Aintree University Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool (2014 -2016)
  • Simulation Teaching Fellow - Centre for Simulation and Patient Safety, Liverpool (2014 - 2016)
  • School of Medicine Recognised Teacher – University of Liverpool (2014 - 2016)


Yiangou A, Mitchell J, Markey K.A, Scotton W, Nightingale P, Botfield H, Ottridge R, Mollan S.P and Sinclair A.J (2018) Therapeutic lumbar puncture for headache in idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Minimal gain, is it worth the pain? Cephalalgia. [Epub ahead of print]

Scotton W.J, Mollan SP, Walters T, Doughty S, Botfield H, Markey K, Yiangou A, Williamson S and Sinclair A.J (2018) Characterising the patient experience of diagnostic lumbar puncture in idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a cross-sectional online survey. BMJ Open. 30;8(5):e020445.

Scotton W, Botfield H, Westgate C, Mitchell J, Yiangou A, Uldall M.S, Jensen RH and Sinclair A.J (2018) Topiramate is more effective than acetazolamide at lowering intracranial pressure. Cephalalgia. [Epub ahead of print]

Aojula A, Mollan S.P, Horsburgh J, Yiangou A, Markey K.A, Mitchell J.L, Scotton W.J, Keane PA and Sinclair A.J. (2018) Segmentation error in spectral domain optical coherence tomography measures of the retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. BMC Ophthalmol. 4;17(1):257

Hornby C, Mollan S.P, Mitchell J, Markey K.A, Yiangou A, Wright B.L.C, O'Reilly M.W and Sinclair A.J. (2017). What Do Transgender Patients Teach Us About Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? Neuro-Ophthalmology: 10;41(6):326-329

Yiangou A, Nikolenko N, Jurate Noreikaite J and Thondam S (2017) Impact of subarachnoid haemorrhage Canadian clinical decision rules for investigation of acute headache: a retrospective case note review. The Lancet, Volume 389, S103

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