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Dr J Galea (MD, MRCS, PhD, FRCS (Sn)) - personal details

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Dr J Galea

Role: Honorary Senior Lecturer


C.235, Clinical Sciences Building,
Manchester Academic health Sciences Centre
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Stott Lane,
M6 8HD





I trained in Medicine at the University of Malta. After qualifying, I moved to the UK and was appointed a senior house officer on the West Midlands General Surgical Rotation. During this time I pursued my interest in neurovascular inflammation and set up my first multicentre clinical study in subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) (PI).  I was appointed as a neurosurgical registrar in 2004 and worked in training posts in Birmingham and Bristol. In 2005, I moved to Manchester to work on an MRC-funded clinical study under the supervision of Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell and was subsequently awarded a PhD in September 2009. I resumed my clinical training in Feb 2009 as a run-through specialist trainee in Neurosurgery in the North West. In 2010, I was successful in securing MRC funding for a Phase II clinical trial in SAH (SCIL Study) and was appointed a Clinical Lecturer in Neurovascular Surgery in August 2011 with supporting grants from the Stroke Association and the Academy of Medical Sciences. I have passed my FRCS exit exam in neurosurgery in 2012 and pursued a neurovascular fellowship at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. I completed my neurosurgical training in August 2014 and was subsequently appointed as a consultant neurovascular surgeon at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal Society of Medicine

Manchester Alumni

University of Dundee


MD, 1999, University of Malta

MRCS, 2004, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

PhD, 2009, University of Manchester

FRCS, 2012, Royal College of Surgeons


I am a Neurosurgery Consultant at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, a Clinical Lecturer in Neurovascular Surgery at the University of Manchester and a Clinical Teacher at the University of Dundee.



I currently teach medical students in their forth/final year at the Univerity of Manchester. I also teach medical students on the neuroscience module at the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (University of Dundee).