Post CCT Senior Neurosurgical Fellow, Royal Sussex University Hospital/VRIMS
Jinendra Ekanayake (Senior Neurosurgical Fellow, University Hospital Sussex) is a post-CCT academic neurosurgeon with an interest in designing, developing and implementing novel surgical technologies. During his neurosurgical training in Birmingham and the National Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology, he completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship/ PhD in non-invasive brain computer interfaces. Supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Philp King Trust, he translated this work into the clinical environment, applying real-time fMRI for active manipulation of brain function in Parkinson's disease patients. He was on the Royal Society's 2019 working group on Neural Interfaces and has worked with the Chief Medical Officer, and Houses of Parliament on delivering policy related to emerging healthcare technologies and brain-computer interfaces. He has recently co-founded Quezt MedEngineering, a surgical devices company and is actively involved in developing immersive reality training approaches for surgeons.